Power Book II: Ghost Gets Season 3 Greenlight; Prod Begins Early 2022

That sound you hear? That's the sound of Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's "Power" universe growing by leaps and bounds. Only four episodes into its second season run, the Michael Rainey, Jr.-starring Power Book II: Ghost has received a Season 3 greenlight from STARZ. This season has seen Tariq (Rainey, Jr.) dealing with the fallout from a literal life-or-death decision during the first season's finale. Brett Mahoney is set to serve as showrunner for the third season, and will executive produce alongside Kemp via her production banner End of Episode, 50 Cent via his G-Unit Film and Television banner, Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM, and Chris Selak. Geary McLeod will serve as supervising producer and direct the season opener.

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Here's a look back at the announcement teaser released when the news first hit:

"The continued success and cultural resonance of the 'Power' universe are unprecedented, and fans are clearly still hungry for more 'Power Book II: Ghost,'" said Jeffrey Hirsch, president &CEO of Starz, in a statement when the news was first announced. "We're excited for the third season of the star-studded series to get into production early next year just ahead of the debut 'Power Book IV: Force,' the fourth installment in the rapidly expanding franchise." Production is expected to kick off in early 2022, with the third season expected to premiere later in the year. Upcoming "Power" universe-set series include Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Force, and Power Book V: Influence.

Power Book II: Ghost stars Michael Rainey Jr. (Power, Lee Daniels' The Butler) as Tariq St. Patrick, Naturi Naughton (Power, Fame) as Tasha St. Patrick, Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, The Umbrella Academy) as Monet Stewart Tejada, Shane Johnson (Power, Behind Enemy Lines) as Cooper Saxe, Gianni Paolo (Ma, The Fosters) as Brayden Weston, Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan, Modern Love) as Tameika Washington, Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as Ezekiel 'Zeke' Cross, Paige Hurd (The Oval, Hawaii Five-O) as Lauren Baldwin, and Cliff "Method Man" Smith (The Deuce, Garden State) as Davis MacLean. The series also stars Melanie Liburd (This is Us, Gypsy) as Caridad 'Carrie' Milgram, Justin Marcel McManus (Star) as Jabari Reynolds, Woody McClain (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story) as Cane Tejada, Lovell Adams-Gray (Coroner, Slasher) as Dru Tejada, LaToya Tonodeo (The Oath) as Diana Tejada, and Sherri Saum (Locke & Key) as Paula Matarazzo, top investigator and right-hand of arrogant defense lawyer MacLean.

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