It looks like the saga of the “Power” franchise will continue as Starz has ordered a second season of the first “Power” spinoff “Power Book II: Ghost.”
According to Deadline, the spinoff series accumulated nearly 7.5 million multiplatform views in its premiere week, which made it the most-watched new series in the network’s history. The series also broke records on the Starz app as following its premiere weekend as the subscriber acquisition rose up by 42%.
Christina Davis, President of Programming at Starz said, “The success of Ghost right out of the gate is a tribute to the quality of Courtney’s storytelling, the strength of the Power franchise and the loyalty of our incredible fans. What Courtney, Curtis and their team have accomplished in creating the Power Universe is nothing short of extraordinary. It is a privilege to be able to continue the journey of Power with the audience and we look forward to delving deeper into this world in exciting new ways for many seasons to come.”
50 Cent, who serves as an executive producer on the series, took to social media to express his excitement for the show’s renewal and said, “When I had the idea to create the ‘Power’ Universe I knew there were going to be many levels to its success, I am glad the fans agree. I am looking forward to releasing ‘Raising Kanan’ and ‘Force’ soon.”
As we previously reported, 50 Cent has two additional shows that is currently in the works at Starz.
Courtney Kemp, the creator, show runner and executive producer of “Power,” added, “To have our fans return — and bring new viewers to the first spinoff in the Power Universe — is a dream come true. Back in 2012, 50, Mark [Canton] and I were warned that a premium series with leads of color would never work for a global audience. But we’ve proven everyone wrong — and thanks to Starzplay, we have fans in the UK, France, Mexico, Brazil and beyond, all plugging into the Power Universe.”
The show follows Tariq St. Patrick, who is played by Michael Rainey Jr. as he works to get his mother Tasha (Naturi Naughton) out of prison after she takes the blame for him after he kills his father James “Ghost” St. Patrick.
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