FANS were left reeling in October when the first Power spin-off show took a hiatus after just five episodes.
Power Book 2:Ghost launched on September 6 and will be back on our screens on Sunday, December 6.
Power Book 2 is the first of four spin-off shows
When is Power Book 2: Ghost back on?
The sixth episode will be available to watch from Sunday, December 6.
It will be available in the US on Starz at 9pm Eastern Standard Time and from midnight on the Starzplay app.
UK fans can catch it on the Starzplay app available through Amazon Prime Video.
Previously, Power was available to watch on Netflix in the UK, but this spin-off will not be appearing on the streaming site.
There will be a total of 10 episodes in the new series.
What else will happen in Power Book 2: Ghost?
Viewers last saw Saxe (Shane Johnson) and Davis (Method Man) come to an understanding after realising Tariq killed his father James “Ghost” St. Patrick.
The pair decided they want to work together to take him down and the trailer shows Tariq on the ground trying to fend off someone on top of him.
Also in the new promo, Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr) continues to work with Monet (Mary J Blige), as Tasha (Naturi Naughton) faces trial over Ghost’s murder.
The two alpha-females look set to go to war as Tasha warned her over the phone: “If you hurt what’s mine, I swear to God I will find a way to hurt what’s yours.”
Tasha is set to go to war with MonetCredit: Starz!
Of the spin-off show, showrunner Courtney Kemp said the series would “continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters”.
She continued “It will definitely have a lot of the same elements that you’re used to from Power in terms of criminality, sex, romance and the legal system. Every scene is still about Power.”
Actress Naturi Naughton who plays Tasha St. Patrick has lifted the lid on what else in store when the show returns on Sunday.
In a chat with Express.co.uk, the actress said: “I’m just, hey, grateful that she’s lived thus far! She didn’t get killed yet, because everyone dies.”
She also reflected on how her alter-ego has managed to cope in jail and has even questioned herself if she’ll ever be able to leave an innocent woman.
Naturi added: “Being in prison is probably one of the lowest places that she can be right now.
“But will she ever get out? And when she gets out what will her life look like? I don’t know.
“I think her ultimate fate is really up to the writers. I just step in and try to deliver the material.”
Who is in the Power Book 2: Ghost cast?
Mary J Blige as Monet
Mary J Blige appears in Power Book II: Ghost as businesswoman Monet
RnB legend Mary J Blige revealed she had signed up to appear in Power Book 2: Ghost in July during an appearance at the Television Critics’ Association.
She told the audience: “This is probably going to be the most exciting thing that will happen to me this year and I want to thank Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent for starting this conversation with me.
“I’ve known so many Tashas, I’ve known so many Ghosts. I’ve dated so many Ghosts, I’m a huge fan for life, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Courtney Kemp said: “For Mary’s character, we use all the power and presence of the actress to communicate how this is a woman who is remarkable and unique in her abilities.
“She’s smart, savvy and strategic as Ghost ever was, but her learning doesn’t come from books.
“We always said Ghost was a bookish kid who read all the time. This woman’s acumen comes from the street.”
Her husband Lorenzo is in jail for murder whilst she runs their family empire.
Method Man as Davis Maclean
Actor and rapper Method Man is a new face
Method Man plays an attorney named Davis Maclean.
Davis is drawn into the Power world on multiple axes, and in a world of drugs and murders, the only thing he is concerned about is winning.
He is currently acting as Tasha’s attorney.
Michael Rainey Jr, as Tariq St. Patrick
Tariq struggles to juggle his double lifeCredit: � 2019 Starz Entertainment, LLC
Tariq is back and Power Book 2: Ghost follows his life at Stansfield University.
He is torn between two worlds of providing for his mother’s legal defence by running his own drug empire and trying to succeed at his Ivy League institution.
He already has several love interests including new faces Lauren (Paige Hurd) and Diana (LaToya Tonodeo).
Reflecting on getting his own series, the actor said: “Honestly, it’s been amazing.“
“50 Cent told me when we were filming season 6, he was like, ‘Yo, you know you’re gonna be the lead of your own show soon?’ and I was just like ‘whatever’, it’s 50 Cent so sometimes he’ll be just like joking around.”
Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick
Tasha is being wrongfully accused of being a queen pinCredit: Starz
Tasha was thrown into jail at the end of season six for shooting her husband Ghost.
The spin-off has so far followed her life in prison and her battle to be proved innocent.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk about coming back to the Power franchise, Naughton said: “It’s definitely a continuation in some ways, but it’s also a completely new vibe, a new evolution because we have to Tariq St Patrick who is, you know, becoming a lot more like ghost than he probably realizes.”
Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe
Shane is back as FBI attorney Cooper SaxeCredit: Starz
Fans saw Tariq blackmail Saxe at the end of season six and this remains to be the case in the spin-off.
Despite failing for six seasons he remains intent on taking down the St Patricks one way or another.
But will Tariq reveal he was at Truth nightclub the night of the shooting?
LaToya Tonodeo as Diana Tejada
LaToya (right) is a new addition to the Power family
Diana is Monet’s daughter and one of Tariq’s love interests.
Monet is keen to protect her by not allowing her to study at college or date Tariq. Before Power, she starred in The Oath, The Fosters, The Head Thieves and The Perfect Match. Other cast members include:
- Gianni Paolo plays Brayden Weston
- Quincy Tyler Bernstine plays Tameika Washington
- Daniel Bellomy plays Ezekiel “Zeke” Cross
- Paige Hurd plays Lauren Baldwin
- Melanie Liburd as Carrie Milgram
Melanie joins the cast as Carrie MilgramCredit: Rex Features
Will there be more spin-off shows?
Yes! Power Book 2: Ghost is only the first of many spin-off series currently in development. Fans can expect four spin-offs.
- Power Book II: Ghost – follows Tariq’s life at university and has already been renewed for a second season
- Power Book III: Raising Kanan – will be a prequel about Kanan Stark’s life in 90s NYC
- Power Book IV: Influence – will centre around Rashad Tate as he continues his quest for power
- Power Book V: Force – will follow Tommy as he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good, per the official logline
Talking about his own prequel, 50 Cent said: “The prequel is my spin-off. I get the chance to come back. I’m dead. It’s cool, though,” he told Business Insider’s IGNITION conference in December 2018.
“It gives the chance to show the world where all of these characters grew in so you can see the defining moments that developed their imperfections that people are attracted to at the moment. It’s exciting. It’s TGE, the golden era.”
In an Instagram post, he confirmed the series would see “the return of young Kanan”.
In another, he wrote “My Power spin-off is so crazy I’m doing the prequel. Wait till you see this s***, TGE influence (The Golden Era) Southside we outside 1988.”
The fact that the potential prequel is set in the Southside suggests it could feature younger versions of lead stars Ghost, Tommy and Angela who all grew up there.