Starz announced that STARZ Original series “Power Book II: Ghost” has officially been renewed for a second season. A global hit on the STARZ platform, “Power Book II: Ghost” became the most-watched new series in the network’s history with multiplatform views in its debut week approaching 7.5 million, a number that will continue to grow in the coming weeks with additional platform partners reporting. “Power Book II: Ghost” is the first series in the expanded “Power” Universe franchise from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Kemp also serves as the creator and showrunner of “Power Book II: Ghost.”
“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,” said Christina Davis, President of Programming, Starz. “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.”
“I am incredibly humbled by and grateful for the response from our ‘Power’ fans — the best fans in the world, period. 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, 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,” said Courtney A. Kemp, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer. “In the second season, Tariq’s journey with the Tejada family will get even more complicated — and more dangerous — as he begins to understand the man he’s going to become.”
“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 ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ and ‘Power Book IV: Force’ soon,” added Executive Producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The mid-season finale aired October 4, 2020 and the series will return in December, 2020.