‘Power Book II: Ghost’: Will Courtney Kemp’s Move to Netflix Affect Season 3?

Courtney Kemp created the Power Universe, one of the biggest franchises with POC leads that TV has ever seen. Now, the prolific writer and showrunner has announced that she is taking her talents to Netflix. However, fans are concerned about her shows, Power Book II: GhostPower Book III: Raising Kanan, and the forthcoming Power Book IV: Force and Power Book V: Influence. Power Book II: Ghost are especially concerned since Kemp acts as the showrunner on the series.

The first spinoff in the Power Universe, Power Book II: Ghost centers on Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) in the months following his father, James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s (Omari Hardwick) murder. Though he has been determined to separate himself from his father’s legacy, Tariq finds that he is more like Ghost every day.

Now, amid Kemp’s move to Netflix, fans are concerned about what will happen to Power Book II: Ghost in the future.

Paige Hurd as Lauren Baldwin and Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick walking across campus wearing coats in 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Paige Hurd as Lauren Baldwin and Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick in ‘Power Book II: Ghost’| Starz

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What is ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Season 2 about?

Fans are thrilled that new episodes of Power Book II: Ghost are coming down the pipeline just before the holiday season. As we saw in the freshman season of the show, Tariq’s work with the Tejada crime family was beginning to seep into his life as a college student at Stansfield University.

Now, in season 2, fans are about to see it all collide. “Where we had begun an encroachment of his drug life into his school life with the incidents that took place in episode 8 with the attempt on his life and the body in the pool, now his whole drug life is crashed into his campus life in a real way,” Kemp told Entertainment Weekly. “And Tariq definitely feels like he’s walking around as a ticking time bomb.”

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How will Courtney Kemp’s Netflix deal affect ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Season 3?

Though Power Book II: Ghost will debut its second season in November 2021, fans are concerned about how things will look moving forward. Kemp has just signed a major eight-figure deal with Netflix which could possibly change things in the Power Universe in the future.

However, the writer/ showrunner/executive producer has promised that won’t be the case.  Kemp will still serve as an executive producer and will be creatively involved in the Power Universe. In an Instagram post, she shared, “Don’t worry #powerfans, I’ll be keeping an eye on the #powerverse too!”

In fact, Rainey has hinted that Power Book II: Ghost Season 3 will begin filming shortly though Starz has not officially renewed the show. “As soon as we are done with [season 2] two more months of break and we back filming season three, while y’all watching season 2,” he shared on Instagram Live. “So, [Power Book III: Raising Kanan] can get renewed, but we are going to get renewed as well. Come on baby!”

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How many seasons will ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ have?

In addition to already getting the ball rolling on Power Book II: Ghost Season 3 despite her shift from Starz to Netflix, Kemp already has several more seasons of Tariq’s story up her sleeve.

“I think I have, in my mind I have five or six seasons,” she told Deadline. “The big shift that would happen in season 5, the big shift that I’m planning for season 5 would take the show in a direction where frankly it could go on forever. The show could go for 10 seasons or more considering that shift and it’s a big shift. But if that yeah, we could go forward for sure and do some fun stuff. But that depends on whether we make it there.”

It looks like Kemp is ready to do what Shonda Rhimes is doing, keep her hands and eyes on the Power Universe while bringing new stories to life on Netflix.