Power Receives Three More Spinoff Series at Starz

Ahead of the Power series finale, Starz has announced three more spinoffs, bringing the final tally of new shows up to four.

Rarely has there been a more aptly named show than Starz’s crime drama Power.

Due to air its series finale tonight, Power has been Starz’s crown jewel and one of the most successful shows on pay cable, reaching more than 10 million viewers per episode at its height. Now Starz is ready to exert some of that power by announcing three more spinoff shows for the series to go along with one previously announced one.

Starz also released a teaser video for the new projects but be warned: it could include some spoilers as to the ultimate fate of some Power characters.

In addition to the previously announced Power Book II: Ghost, Power will also be getting Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force, according to an announcement on the “Power Universe” from Starz.

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Each of the new series will expand upon the story of a character within said Power universe. Power Book II: Ghost will star Mary J. Blige, Method Man, and several other series regulars will pick up Ghost’s (Omari Hardwick) story where the original series left off. Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel installment that takes viewers back to the ’90s to document the rise of Kanan Stark (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson). Power Book IV: Influence will examine the political aspect of the Power world through Rashad Tate (Larenz Tate). Power Book V: Force will follow Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) as he cuts ties and leaves New York behind for new adventures.

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There are no release dates announced yet for the new shows but they will be made available to all markets at once via the STARZPLAY app when they arrive. 

“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz, said in a statement “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.”

Power comes from creator, writer, producer, and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson also produces and starred in the show. The series first premiered in 2014 and followed the story of James St. Patrick a.k.a. Ghost as he tries to leave the drug game to focus on his legitimate night club business and family. Through six seasons and 63 episodes, that goal has proved difficult to accomplish. Now these four new spinoff series ensure that the characters of Power will be dealing with more drama for years to come. 

Alec Bojalad is TV Editor at Den of Geek and TCA member. Read more of his stuff here. Follow him at his creatively-named Twitter handle @alecbojalad

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