5 things to expect from ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ premiere

Fans of the 'Power' series can expect the latest installment to pick up from where things left off.

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It’s finally time for STARZ to premiere the long-awaited Power spinoff Power Book II: Ghost and we can’t wait.

Here’s what fans can expect to see:

(Photo Starz)

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It’s not over. Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of the original series’ finale 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.

Tariq is front and center. We may be tired of Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) and his antics but he’s leading the charge this time around. He’ll be struggling to do what he needs to do to get his inheritance at the Ivy League university he’s attending while he works to get his mom out of jail.

Famous faces. 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 (Method Man), 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.

Method Man stars as defense attorney Davis Maclean in Power Book II: Ghost. (Photo: Starz)

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With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada (Mary J. Blige), that’s been at it for 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.

New faces. The Tejada family is bringing brand new drama and several new faces to the franchise. Expect new characters Lauren Baldwin (Paige Hurd), Dru Tejada (Lovell Adams-Gray), and Diana Tejada (LaToya Tonodeo), and Cane Tejada (Woody McClain) to breathe new life into the series.

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