Power ended its six season run in February, but the cult crime story will live on ... and on, and on. Starz has a total of four spin-offs in the works, each of them examining the lives of the people affected by James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) after -- and in one case, before -- his demise in Season 6.
Courtney A. Kemp's drama, about a notorious drug dealer and nightlife king whose goal of going straight always eluded his grasp, became Starz's biggest hit in its tenure -- at one point second only in ratings to Game of Thrones. Some 11,000 people packed into Madison Square to see the Season 6 premiere, so it's no wonder Starz wants to keep Power pumping for as long as possible. Luckily. Kemp has plenty of ideas; the Power-verse includes four shows that make Power's secondary players the focal point of all new stories and has characters from shows appearing in others via many crossovers, just like Marvel.
Here's everything we know about the coming Power spin-offs.
Power Book II: Ghostpicks up just hours after the events of the finale, which saw Ghost die at his son's hand. As revealed in the teaser, Power Book II: Ghost focuses on Tariq's (Michael Rainey) life in college -- which he must complete in order to get his inheritance -- and, presumably, his attempts to get his mom Tasha out of prison. Mary J. Blige stars as a "businesswoman," Kemp told TV Guide (but we're assuming that means badass gangster) while Method Man will play a serious, hard-driving prosecutor named Davis Maclean, a character who is attracted to the NYC underworld run by Blige's character. His shaky past may make his work complicated. Kemp and 50 Cent will serve as executive producers on all of the upcoming series.
Stars: Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Naturi Naughton, Michael Rainey, Gianni Paolo as Tariq's roommate Brayden, Shane Johnson as Saxe, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as defense attorney Tameika Robinson, Woody McClain as Cane Tejada, Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru Tejada, and LaToya Tonedeo as Diana Tejada. Other cast members include Daniel Bellomy as Ezekiel "Zeke" Cross, Paige Hurd as Lauren, Melanie Liburd as Caridad "Carrie" Milgram, and Justin McManus as Jabari Reynolds.
Latest Updates: On March 13, Starz halted production on Ghost, which films in New York City, for a minimum of one week due to concern over coronavirus, Deadline reports. The writers' room for the spin-off was not affected since all scripts have been completed.
Premieres: Summer 2020.
Set in the '90s, Raising Kanan will follow the early life of Power's Kanan Stark (played by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in the flagship drama). Patina Miller stars as Kanan's mother Raquel "Raq" Thomas, a cold, hard, fierce and deadly woman who sometimes wonders if she loves Kanan for who he is, or if she loves him because he's an extension of herself. Mekai Curtis has been cast as young Kanan, said to be smart, driven, and still naïve. Kanan's world revolves around his mother, but he's starting to get a sense of the world around him and his place within it. Desperate to be like his mom, young Kanan isn't really aware how the hustle works, and his mom isn't so happy about him following in her footsteps.
Stars: Mekai Curtis, Patina Miller, and Omar Epps in an undisclosed role.
Latest Updates: On March 4, Starz announced that Tony nominee Hailey Kilgore will join the series as Jukebox, who was previously played by Anika Noni-Rose in the original series. Jukebox is Kanan's confidant and is comfortable hanging with the boys, doing whatever she has to do to get her music career off the ground.
On March 13, Starz halted production on Raising Kanan, which films in New York City, for a minimum of one week due to concern over coronavirus, Deadline reports. The writers' room for the spin-off was not affected since all scripts have been completed.
Influence has Larenz Tate reprising his role as Rashad Tate for a series about the politician's barred pursuit of power.
Stars: Larenz Tate.
Stars: Joseph Sikora.