Yesterday Starz Network dropped the first official trailer for Power Book II: Ghost. This sequel/spinoff to the original series Power. Power Book II will follow the journey of Tariq St. Patrick as he essentially follows in his father’s footsteps.
The official summary released by Starz is:
“Power Book II: Ghost” picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of “Power” as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe.
With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game. Entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq balances his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better.”
Returning to their original roles of Tariq are Michael Rainey, Jr. and Naturi Naughton as matriarch Tasha St. Patrick. The cast also includes some heavyweight talent in the form of Method Man and Mary J. Blige. Yet, just as important, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson continues to executive produce and returning as show runner is creator Courtney A. Kemp.
Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Starz on September 6th.