Power creator Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson aren't wasting any time taking a breather – though after six seasons, they've more than earned it. Instead, they've been getting the word out on three new Power spinoff series (see below) – and now we're getting a teaser for upcoming "pseudo-sequel" series Power Book II: Ghost, starring Mary J. Blige.
What we're learning for the first time from the clip below are the familar faces that will be joining Ms. Blige when the series debuts this summer: Michael Rainey Jr.'s Tariq (a "Ghost" in the making?), Naturi Naughton's Tasha, and Shane Johnson's Cooper Saxe.
Grammy-winning rap artist and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man (The Wire, The Good Wife) joins the cast as David MacClean, a brilliant, ethically challenged lawyer with more than a few secrets of his own; with LaToya Tonodeo as successful business woman Monet's (Blige) daughter.
Here's a look at the additional spinoffs set for STARZ (though no premiere dates have been set):
● Power Book III: Raising Kanan – prequel focusing on the early life of Jackson's Power character.
● Power Book IV: Influence – Tate (Larenz Tate) begins his rise in political power.
● Power Book V: Force – while on the west coast, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) tackles the means streets of LA.
"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."
– Jeffrey Hirsch
Kemp will be producing the Power spinoffs through her End of Episode banner, alongside Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich, and Chris Salek and Danielle DeJesus via End of Episode also executive produce. Lionsgate TV serves as the producing studio.