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‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Renewed for Season 2 at Starz

Spinoff series premiered earlier this month

The first spinoff in the “Power” universe, “Power Book II: Ghost,” has already earned itself a second season renewal.

The first season just premiered on Sept. 6, featuring characters from the original “Power” series from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Kemp is also creator and showrunner of the spinoff.

Starz said “Power Book II: Ghost” is the most-watched new series in the network’s history.

“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 ‘Raising Kanan’ and ‘Force’ soon,” added Executive Producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

“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 at Starz. “What Courtney, Curtis and their team have accomplished in creating the ‘Power’ Universe is nothing short of extraordinary.”

“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,” Kemp said. “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.”

“Power Book II: Ghost” is described as picking up “shortly after the earth-shattering events of ‘Power,’ as Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey, Jr.) grapples with a new world order: his father James “Ghost” St. Patrick is dead, and his mother, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), is facing charges for his murder — even though Tariq pulled the trigger.”

The first season of “Power Book II: Ghost” will air in two parts. The mid-season finale airs Sunday, Oct. 4, and a return date for the second half of Season 1 has yet to be announced.

The next episode of “Power Book II: Ghost” airs Sunday on Starz.