#Roommates, if you’re ready for more “Power” than you can handle, your prayers have been answered in abundance. As the hit Starz crime drama airs its series finale episode, it has been announced that in addition to the previously reported spin-off starring Mary J. Blige, three more “Power” spin-offs are also in the works.
Last summer it was revealed that once the original series wrapped up for good, there would be a spin-off that fans could also look forward to. That spin-off, “Power Book II: Ghost,” is set to star Mary J. Blige and Method Man and will reportedly premiere later this year. Well, @Variety reports that even more stories from the “Power” universe are set to be told, as three more spin-offs are also in the works.
“Power Book II: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence” and “Power Book V: Force” are the latest set of series’ that will continue to tell the stories and follow the lives of old and new characters within the “Power” landscape. “Raising Kanan” is a prequel set in the ‘90s during the early years of “Power” character Kanan Stark, played by 50 Cent. “Influence” will follow Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate) in his pursuit of political power as he runs for governor. Finally, “Force” centers on Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good, as he heads for California.
Jeffrey Hirsch, President & CEO of Starz, had this to say regarding the new projects:
“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time. These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of the show’s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set ‘Power’ in a class of its own.”
Since all three new projects have just been announced, there is currently no word on additional casting or premiere dates.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?