STARZ GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON OF “POWER BOOK II: GHOST” FOLLOWING RECORD-BREAKING DEBUT OF SEASON TWO
BRETT MAHONEY TO SERVE AS SHOWRUNNER FOR SEASON THREE STARTING PRODUCTION IN EARLY 2022
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About Power Book II: Ghost TV Show
STARZ Original Series "Power Book II: Ghost" has been renewed for a third season with production set to commence in early 2022. The season three renewal of the worldwide hit series comes amidst a record-breaking season two premiere, which eclipsed its season one debut in September 2020.
The second season premiere of "Power Book II: Ghost" was the #1 top-ranked cable telecast among Black households across total day1 as well as the #1 top ranked premium telecast across all households, total day2 when it launched on Sunday, November 21. On linear, "Power Book II: Ghost" season two year-to-date is the top-ranked primetime show on cable among Black homes3.
"Power Book II: Ghost" is the first series in the expanded "Power" Universe franchise from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Brett Mahoney will serve as showrunner and executive producer for season three.
"The continued success and cultural resonance of the 'Power' Universe is unprecedented, and fans are clearly still hungry for more 'Power Book II: Ghost,'" said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. "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."
"Power Book II: Ghost" season two stars Michael Rainey Jr. ("Power," Lee Daniels' The Butler) as "Tariq 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," 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," Larenz Tate (Ray, Crash) as "Rashad Tate," Melanie Liburd ("This is Us," "Gypsy") as "Caridad 'Carrie' Milgram," Daniel Sunjata ("Graceland", "Manifest") as "Mecca," Berto Colon (Inside Game, "Orange Is the New Black") as "Lorenzo Tejada," Woody McClain ("The Bobby Brown Story," "The New Edition Story") as "Cane Tejada," Lovell Adams-Gray ("Coroner," "Slasher") as "Dru Tejada," LaToya Tonodeo ("The Fosters", "The Oath") as "Diana Tejada," Alix Lapri ("Power", Den of Thieves) as "Effie Morales," and Paton Ashbrook ("House of Cards", "Shameless") as Jenny Sullivan."
The "Power" Universe series are executive produced by "Power" creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. The third season will be executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Brett Mahoney, Mark Canton and Chris Selak with Geary McLeod serving as supervising producer and directing the season three premiere episode. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.
The original series premiered worldwide across all STARZ platforms, including on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.
"Power Book II: Ghost" is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. The "Power" Universe series are executive produced by "Power" creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode's Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Brett Mahoney and Danielle De Jesus also serve as executive producers. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.
About "Power Book II: Ghost" - Season Two
"Power Book II: Ghost" begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he's been fighting to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice anything to save what's left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those wielding power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. All of these options come with a steep price, so it's back to business with the Tejadas. However, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada has to question if Tariq is what's best for her family as she seeks to protect her nephew's professional basketball prospects at all costs. Her kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds herself in bed with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying her old one, forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he's going to sacrifice to get it.
Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), along with "Power" executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, have announced Grammy(R) winner and Oscar(R) nominated megastar Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, "The Umbrella Academy") is joining the cast of the first "Power" sequel, "Power Book II: Ghost."
"We have alluded previously to various spin-offs, prequels and other expansions of the 'Power' Universe," Kemp and Jackson said during the network's "Power" panel. "Today we are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of 'Power.' 'Power Book II: Ghost' will continue the journey of some of 'Power's' most controversial characters. Joining the cast of the new series and the 'Power' family, please welcome world-renowned recording artist and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige." Also announced during the TCA session, "Power" season six will be broadcast in two parts. The 10-episode Part I will debut as previously announced on Sunday, August 25th. Part II, which will consist of the final five episodes, will debut in January.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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