Power ended its six-season run in February, however the cult crime story will dwell on by way of 4 spin-offs within the works — the primary of which, Power Book II: Ghost, was initially due in summer time 2020. After all, 2020 has confirmed to be much more unpredictable and devilish than James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) himself, throwing all plans out the window. Coronavirus induced manufacturing to close down earlier this yr, and although New York is simply starting to creep again to life, there’s been no phrase on when the present will resume taking pictures.
That does not imply every little thing associated to Energy Guide II: Ghost is at an entire standstill although. Government producer and showrunner Courtney Kemp has indicated that writing for Season 2 is already underway. So what can we anticipate once we lastly do get the primary spin-off we have been ready for? This is every little thing we all know to this point.
We all know the premise. In accordance with the official description, Energy Guide II: Ghost will choose up simply days after the Power finale. The sequel then follows Tariq navigating his new life, during which his need to shed his father’s legacy comes up in opposition to the mounting stress to avoid wasting his household. As revealed in the teaser, Energy Guide II: Ghost focuses on Tariq’s (Michael Rainey) life in school, which he should full with a purpose to get his inheritance. Presumably, certainly one of his first missions will likely be an try to get his mother, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), out of jail, the place she discovered herself after making an attempt to border a man she was courting for Ghost’s homicide.
Its launch has been delayed. Initially scheduled for a summer time 2020 launch, manufacturing was halted earlier this yr as coronavirus shut down New York, the place the present movies. Some episodes had been filmed, but it surely’s unclear as of now when manufacturing will resume or if Starz will wait till all the season has been filmed earlier than rolling some episodes out. (Energy, prior to now, would typically nonetheless have episodes left to shoot whereas a season was already on the air.) As of now, Energy Guide II’s launch is TBD.
A number of solid members have been introduced. Mary J. Blige stars as a “businesswoman,” named Monet. She’s a street-smart, Queens-based businesswoman who guidelines her terrain with an iron fist. An early look revealed to Leisure Weekly confirmed Monet as a sharp-dressed sort, seen under talking along with her daughter Diana (LaToya Tonodeo).
Additionally on board is Method Man (Clifford Smith) enjoying a serious, hard-driving prosecutor named Davis Maclean, a personality who’s interested in the NYC underworld run by Blige’s character. His shaky previous might make his work sophisticated. He’s, in accordance with Kemp, sensible, ethically challenged, and hooked on successful regardless of being embedded in a world rife with medication and homicide.
We’ll see acquainted faces. Shane Johnson continues his function because the considerably inept investigator Saxe, whereas Quincy Tyler Bernstine continues enjoying the fierce legal professional Tameika Robinson. Gianni Paolo stars as Tariq’s roommate Brayden, and Alix Lapri continues her function as Tariq’s girlfriend Effie. She appeared to vanish after tattling on Tariq for promoting medication, however Kemp says we should always anticipate to see her once more.
New characters provide a slight clue in regards to the story. Woody McClain stars as Cane Tejada; Lovell Adams-Gray is enjoying Dru Tejada; and as talked about above, LaToya Tonedeo performs Diana Tejada. Since Diana is Monet’s daughter (Blige) and presumably shares the identical final identify as her mom, that would imply that Cane and Dru are additionally Monet’s youngsters, suggesting Monet could possibly be the top of a household syndicate.