Mary J. Blige has already conquered music, film, and the television format via Netflix’s ‘Umbrella Academy,’ now the songbird’s soaring over to premium cable TV courtesy of a starring role in the newly announced spinoff of STARZ ‘Power.’
“This is probably the most exciting thing that’s going to happen to me this year,” Blige said. “I’ve been a fan of ‘Power’ since the very beginning and I want to thank Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent for starting this conversation with me.”
The news of Blige’s inclusion was revealed during the Television Critics Association panel for ‘Power.’ Courtney Kemp – creator and lead writer for the series – said:
“Today we are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of ‘Power.’ ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ will continue the journey of some of ‘Power’s’ most controversial characters.”
Congratulations to Blige. While there was no information released about when production will start on the spinoff, fans of the main series are certainly excited for its 6th and final season (which will hit screens August 25th).