AFTER a much anticipated wait, Power has finally returned to Netflix for its sixth and final series.
And despite it being the last ever instalment of the hit show, it’s been picked up for a spin-off featuring superstar Mary J Blige. Here’s what we know about Power Book II: Ghost so far…
When is the Power spin-off coming out?
A release date for Power Book: II has not yet been revealed by Starz or Netflix, however, it is expected to premiere in early 2020.
An early premiere seems likely as the US network would ideally want to capitalise on the success of the last series of Power.
Season six of Power will be split in two parts, with the final five episodes set to be broadcast in early 2020.
The first 10 episodes will be shown on Starz from August 25, with Omari Hardwick reprising his role as Ghost, also known as James St. Patrick.
And in the UK, Netflix kicked off the premiere of season six on August 26, with weekly episodes airing on the streaming giant for fans to watch.
Who is in the Power spin-off cast with Mary J Blige?
RnB legend Mary J Blige revealed she has signed up to appear in Power Book II: 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.”
However, other cast members joining her for the new series have not yet been revealed.
What will happen in the Power spin-off show?
Power Book II: Ghost is expected to focus on lead character James, as his nickname features in the title.
However, Omari’s involvement in the series is currently unknown, probably to keep the mystery of who dies and survives in season six a surprise.
Of the spin-off show, showrunner Courtney Kemp said the series would: “Continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters.”
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Meanwhile, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson announced there would be three Power spin-offs, with one starring his character Kanan, who died in season five.
“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.”