Stan today released the official trailer for the brand new ten-episode season of Power – Power Book II: Ghost and confirmed the series will premiere in September.
“We are thrilled to bring the fans the next chapter in the Power Universe with Power Book II: Ghost. We know they have been waiting too long to rejoin Tasha and Tariq as he navigates the criminal world and the academic world without ever taking his eyes off the prize: his mother’s freedom,” said Courtney A. Kemp, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer. “Along with reconnecting with some old favourites, we are excited for the audience to meet a host of new characters, including powerful allies like Method Man’s Davis MacLean and potential foes like Mary J. Blige’s Monet Tejada. Power Book II: Ghost hits the ground running, throwing fans right back into the action just 72 hours after the events of Power 615. I won’t say too much more but what I can promise is that once the ride begins, we don’t slow down.”
“The Power Universe just keeps getting bigger and better and Power Book II: Ghost is getting ready to raise the bar again. We can’t wait for the fans to see what is in store for all of the characters they know and those they are about to meet,” added Executive Producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. “I have told you before, Power never ends… we are just getting started.”
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.
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.”
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.
Power Book II: Ghost premieres 6 September only on Stan, same day as the U.S. – with new episodes weekly.