Just a few days after the end of the series Power, this is one of several new stories that continue the universe of the original show. Those shows will be Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which concerns the life of Kanan (50 Cent); Power Book IV: Force, which is rumored to be about Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Power Book V: Influence, a political tale of Tate’s (Larenz Tate) rise to power.
Ghost is about Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.), the son of James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Tasha Green-St. Patrick (Naturi Naughton). He wants to escape the heavy shadow of his father, but finds himself going down the same path into selling drugs. He also has to deal with the Tejada family, led by Monet Stewart Tejada (Mary J. Blige).
With appearances by Method Man and Redman, as well as Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson) continuing to pursue the St. Patrick family, this Starz series won the Outstanding Drama Series in the 2021 NAACP Image Awards, which also saw Blige win Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
While I’ve never watched the original series, I really enjoyed this show. It presents a world that I’d have no chance to ever be part of and immerses you in the lives of its characters.
The DVD set of season one has just been released and is a great way to catch up on the world of Power and get set for the new shows, with Power Book III: Raising Kanan starting on July 18 and Power Book IV: Force airing next January.