Nearly six months after the original acclaimed series came to an end, Starz has unveiled a slew of images and the premiere date for the upcoming sequel series Power Book II: Ghost , as well as announcing a special teaser for the first installment of the expanded Power Universe will debut on Sunday, July 12 at 9 p.m. EST! The images can be viewed in the gallery below! (Via VitalThrills)
Created once again by original showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, the series picks up shortly after the original series as Tariq St. Patrick finds himself on his own for the first time in his life as his father is dead and his mother, Tasha, is facing charges for the murder Tariq committed, all while attending an Ivy League to earn his inheritance. Tariq finds himself splitting his time between school and hustling to pay for his mother’s defense attorney Davis McLean, turning to the drug game and becoming intertwined with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada.
The series for the cast sees the returns of Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq and Naturi Naughton as Tasha, as well as Mary J. Blige ( The Umbrella Academy ) as Monet, Shane Johnson returning as Cooper Saxe, Gani Paolo ( The Fosters ), Quincy Tyler Bernstine ( Ray Donovan ), Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd ( Hawaii Five-O ), Cliff “Method Man” Smith ( The Deuce ) and Melanie Liburd ( This is Us ).
Kemp acts as creator, showrunner and executive producer via her banner End of Episode alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson via his G-Unit Film and Television company, with Mark Canton executive producing for Atmosphere Entertainment MM and End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus also attached.
Power Book II: Ghost is set to premiere on Starz this September.