‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Creator Courtney A. Kemp Just Clapped Back at Haters Who Said the Show Would Never Work
In 2014, creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, along with her co-producer 50 Cent, introduced the world to Power. It was a stunning drama series about James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a New York kingpin trying his best to go legit. However, after getting entangled up with his high-school flame Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) who also happened to be a district attorney, things begin to go south for Ghost. He was also increasingly unable to manage his volatile best friend, Tommy Egan (Joesph Sikora), or his wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and their family.
After six seasons, fans of Power watched it come to a shocking and thunderous end. However, as the saying going, #PowerNeverEnds. In collaboration with Starz, Kemp and 50 Cent have unpacked a massive world through four additional spinoff series that will focus on various characters from the world of Power.
Power Book II: Ghost follows Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.), Ghost and Tasha’s college-age son, who is becoming a kingpin in his own right. Now, Kemp has clapped back at haters who didn’t believe the series or its spinoffs would work.
‘Power’ has a ton of spinoff shows in the works
While Power Book II: Ghost chronicles Tariq’s life as a college student and rising kingpin along with his connection to the Tejada family and its diabolical matriarch Monet Stewart Tejada (Mary J. Blige), Ghost is just the beginning of the Power universe.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is set in the ’90s and will follow Ghost and Tommy’s friend turned nemesis Kanan (portrayed by 50 Cent in Power and Mekai Curtis in the spinoff) during his teen years.
Power Book IV: Force will follow Tommy’s (Joseph Sikora) life after Ghost’s death as he leaves New York City behind for a new venture in Chicago.
Then, Power Book V: Influence will explore crooked New York City councilman Rashad Tate’s (Larenz Tate) race to the governor’s mansion.
When will ‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Season 2 premiere?
Thus far, we’ve only seen Power Book II: Ghost and it’s earned rave reviews from fans and across the industry taking home, NAACP Image Awards in multiple categories including the award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Thankfully, Starz has already ordered a second season for the series and it’s currently being filmed in New York City. “In the second season, Tariq’s journey with the Tejada family will get even more complicated — and more dangerous — as he begins to understand the man he’s going to become,” Kemp told TVLine.
With Raising Kanan debuting in Summer 2021, Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 will most likely drop in in the fall of 2021.
‘Power Book II: Ghost creator Courtney A. Kemp just clapped back at haters
Following her wins and the NAACP Awards, Kemp thanked Power fans and clapped back at haters who doubted her vision.
“To the haters who said it would never work. To the doubters who told me to my face and behind my back that we couldn’t make it happen. To those insidious people who thought @michaelraineyjr couldn’t carry a show,” she shared on Instagram. “Got some advice for y’all. First— never underestimate the strength or determination of a Black woman. Second, never sleep on the creativity and ingenuity of my people.”