When Does ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Come Back On?

There’s plenty of hype and anticipation behind the second season of Power Book II: Ghost. With Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) falling in deeper with the streets and the Tejada family, viewers are becoming more hooked on the show and what happens next. But when does Power Book II: Ghost come back on? Here’s what we know.

Michael Rainey Jr. on the red carpet
Michael Rainey Jr. on the red carpet | Mike Coppola/Getty Images

‘Power Book II: Ghost’ comes back soon

Less than a month after the show’s premiere, it was renewed for a second season (via The Hollywood Reporter). The next episodes are expected to come out in 2021, but an exact date is not yet known.

Oftentimes, shows put out a new season around the same time the last one released. Using that formula, it seems possible the series could be back in September 2021 but again, nothing has been confirmed.

However, it does seem that production has started. In past weeks, several actors have posted images to social media suggesting that season 2 is underway, including actor Woody McClain (Cane Tejada), who posted an Instagram photo on Feb. 26 of a director’s chair with his character’s name on it. “C A N E 💉 @ghoststarz #Sayless,” he captioned the image.

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What will the second season be about?

The second season will pick up after the jaw-dropping events in the last episode, which saw Tariq murder Professor Jabari Reynolds (Justin McManus) to protect his business with the Tejadas. Though Tariq appeared to stage a perfect coverup, creator Courtney Kemp says there’s going to be plenty of heat on campus over the murder of the professor.

“There’s going to be a big response to that on campus,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “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. And Tariq definitely feels like he’s walking around as a ticking time bomb. His relationships are going to get more complicated, and while that’s all happening he’s still got a love life.”

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Kemp also told Deadline that Tariq’s inability to contact his mom, Tasha St. Patrick, is also something he’ll struggle with. “I think what will come up in the next season is his lack of ability to contact his mother, to be with his mother, and to have that connection. You know in trying to build the coming-of-age story, we really did have training wheels on Tariq in the first season which in the form of his mother,” said Kemp.

“So, he turns 18 and by the end of the season, he’s sending his mother away. Part of the journey of Season 2 is absolutely going through and making decisions without the benefit of someone to call,” she added.

Until the second season airs, prepare for another ‘Power’ spinoff

There might be a few more months until the second season drops, but Power Book III: Raising Kanan is coming up fast. The show, which will examine the earlier years of Power antagonist Kanan Stark, is expected to come out in the summer of 2021, followed by Tommy Egan’s spinoff Power Book IV: Force.

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