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Starz Announces Four ‘Power’ Spinoffs

Posted by Unknown on 12:39 PM

The “Power” universe is expanding.

Four spinoffs of the hit Starz series are in the works—”Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Influence,” and “Power Book V: Force.” The network announced the new shows in a teaser, which aired during Sunday’s series finale of “Power.”

Mary J. Blige and Method Man will star in “Power Book II: Ghost,” which was announced last year and is set to debut this summer.

“Power Book III: Raising Kanan” centers around the upbringing of 50 Cent’s drug-dealer character Kanan Stark, who was killed in Season 5.

“Power Book IV: Influence” will explore the political world of Larenz Tate’s governor-to-be character Rashad Tate. The fifth chapter, “Power Book V: Force,” will focus on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), Ghost’s partner-in-crime, who trades NYC for L.A.

“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch told Deadline. “These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of ‘Power’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.”

After six seasons, “Power” wrapped its final season last night. No premiere dates have been announced for the newly-announced spinoffs, but production for Power Book II is well underway.

50 Cent, who is an executive producer of “Power,” will also debut his new legal drama “For Life” Tuesday on ABC.


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