‘Power’ reached its climax after six seasons last night. But fans needn’t fret. Because, in an unprecedented move, STARZ have commissioned four new spin-off shows.
The cable network has also unwrapped the first look at one of the titles too.
As reported , Mary J. Blige has been tapped to front ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ – which will also star Method Man.
That show will pick up where the original leaves off. Interestingly, it’ll fuse new characters with Power’ alums Naturi Naughton, Shane Johnson, Gianni Paolo, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine.
A lead-in teaser was incorporated into yesterday’s series finale:
As for the fresh trio of shows added, they are:
Power Book III: Raising Kanan – A prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of ‘Power’ staple Kanan Stark.
Power Book IV: Influence – Led by actor Larenz Tate, this show will chronicle his pursuit of power in the political sphere.
Power Book V: Force – Follows Tommy Egan (played by Joseph Sikora) after he severs ties with New York and attempts to carve out new beginnings.
Speaking on the shows, which’ll see ‘Power’ creator Courtney A. Kemp at the helm and 50 Cent back as producer, STARZ CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said:
“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time. These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of ‘Power’s’ most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set ‘Power’ in a class of its own.”
Check out ‘Power’ stars such as Joseph Sikora and Larenz Tate spill on the spin-offs below…