Starz has released the first official trailer for Power Book II: Ghost. It also now has a premiere date of Sept. 6.
The series stars Mary J. Blige and Method Man, as well as returning stars Michael Rainey Jr. and Naturi Naughton. Also returning from the flagship series are Shane Johnson, Gianni Paolo and Quincy Tyler Bernstine. New cast members include Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd, Melanie Liburd, Justin McManus, Woody McClain, Lovell Adams-Gray andLaToya Tonodeo.
Here’s the official description: 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 tries to balance 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.
Watch the trailer below:
The show is one of the multiple Power spinoffs in development through massive overall deals that both Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent have (Kemp has one at Lionsgate, the studio, 50 Cent has one at Starz, the network). Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force are also in development.