Power Book II: Ghost Teaser: For Tariq, A New, Deadlier Chapter Begins

While the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) may be over, but his legacy lives on (in more ways than one) through his son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) and wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) in the first of four STARZ spinoff series, Power Book II: Ghost. With the series set to premiere this September and following up the release of official key art, series creator, showrunner, and executive producer Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson are offering fans a look at a teaser that shows sometimes, you don't have to wait too long for history to start repeating itself:

A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)
A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)

"Power Book II: Ghost" picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of "Power" as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha's only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe. With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that's been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better.

Power Book II: Ghost
A look at the poster key art from Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)

Cast includes 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, Cliff "Method Man" Smith (The Deuce, Garden State) as Davis MacLean, 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, and LaToya Tonodeo (The Oath) as Diana Tejada.

A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)
A look at Power Book II: Ghost (Image: STARZ)

Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode's Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein, and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.