‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Considering Joe Proctor Offshoot
Power fans were devastated when the show killed off Joe Proctor. Played by Jerry Ferrara, Proctor was the lawyer and adviser of drug lord James “Ghost” St. Patrick. He helped him get out of several difficult situations, until he was killed for snitching on Tommy Egan in the sixth and final season of Power. However, that might not be the last of him.
In an interview, Power creator and showrunner Courtney Kemp admitted she’s considering several offshoots of the original series, including a Proctor-centric project.
Joe Proctor’s death in ‘Power’ was brutal
The final season of Power found Proctor in the middle of a custody battle with his ex-wife, Lindsay, who had good chances of winning. Not wanting to lose his daughter, he got Lindsay hooked on drugs that eventually led to her overdose.
Unfortunately for him, Cooper Saxe uncovered what happened. He offered him a deal in which Proctor would have to give up Tommy Egan, which he eventually accepted. But Tommy found out. Seeking assistance from Tariq St. Patrick, he was able to corner and kill Proctor. “This isn’t f—ing over,” he told Tommy just before he pulled the trigger, knowing he left his daughter Elisa Marie with damning information on him.
Courtney Kemp has an idea in mind for a Joe Proctor project
Kemp already has four Power spinoffs in the works: Ghost, Raising Kanan, Force, and Influence. But there could be more coming. Entertainment Weekly reported on July 8 that, “Kemp is percolating a Better Call Saul-type story centered on Ghost’s lawyer Joe Proctor (Jerry Ferrara); one-off movies; a Christmas special; and even ‘a plan’ for the dearly departed Ghost.”
For those unfamiliar, Better Call Saul is a spinoff of Breaking Bad, a critically-acclaimed series focusing on a high school science teacher who starts cooking meth to better support his family. Better Call Saul examines the earlier years of his lawyer Saul Goodman, who, like Proctor, is well-meaning but crooked. The series is considered one of the best TV shows out right now, with some saying it’s even better than Breaking Bad.
There’s no doubt that fans would love to see more of Proctor, who was a fan-favorite on Power. But it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll actually get his own project.
In the meantime, get ready for the upcoming ‘Power’ spinoffs
Kemp’s interview with Entertainment Weekly comes amid production on the second season of Power Book II: Ghost, which focuses on Tariq as he tries to navigate life without his dad. The team is also gearing up for the release of the Kanan Stark prequel, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, followed by Tommy’s Power Book IV: Force and Rashad Tate’s Power Book IV: Influence. For more on the Power universe, check out more of our coverage here.