Season three of Power Book II: Ghost has been approved, which is great news for fans. And it’s already undergone one major transformation. For the upcoming season of the Starz drama, showrunner Courtney Kemp has stepped down and will be replaced by Brett Mahoney (Empire).
Kemp will stay on as an executive producer, but he’ll be moving on to greener pastures after signing a four-year deal with Netflix last year to produce content for global streaming.
“We’re looking forward to the third season of the star-studded series beginning production early next year, just in time for the release of Power Book IV: Force, the fourth installment in the fast-growing franchise.”
With filming slated to begin in 2022, here’s everything you need to know about the third season of Power Book II: Ghost.
“The Power universe’s sustained success and cultural resonance is unprecedented,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “Fans are certainly clamoring for more Power Book II: Ghost.”
When will the third season of Power Book II: Ghost be released?
We still don’t have a confirmed release date for season three, despite the fact that season two is now complete. Season one premiered in September 2020, while season two premiered in November 2021, just over a year later. Take what you will from that in terms of the show’s prospects in 2022.
While you wait, Power Book IV: Force, a new spin-off series, will premiere on February 6 to keep you occupied.
Who’s in the third season of Power Book II: Ghost?
Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr), the son of James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick and Tasha Green-St Patrick, is crucial to the show, therefore we may expect him to return among the main cast:
• Mary J Blige as Monet
• Berto Colon as Lorenzo Tejada
• Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru Tajada
• Woody McClain as Cane Tejada
• LaToya Tonodeo as Diana Tejada
• Gianni Paolo as Brayden Weston
• Cliff ‘Method Man’ Smith as David Maclean
• Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe
• Redman as Theo Rollins
Professor Carrie Milgram (Melanie Liburd), her high-school sweetheart Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross (Daniel Bellomy), and Daniel Sunjata’s Mecca/Danté Spears all died in season two. That doesn’t rule out the possibility of their reappearing as ghosts on the show.
Keesha Sharp, who starred in the film Lethal Weapon, will also appear in season three as a recurring character in a prominent role. Professor Harper Bonet, “a progressive academic and boho beauty,” will be played by Sharp (via Deadline). We should expect more cast announcements as work progresses.
What will happen in the third season of Power Book II: Ghost?
Following the shocking conclusion of season two, Monet will undoubtedly learn that her husband Lorenzo Tejada (Berto Colon) murdered her son Zeke in a case of mistaken identification.
Tariq, who wanted out of the drug game after getting away with the murder of Professor Jabari Reynolds (Justin McManus), has opted to stay and become the new connect now that Mecca is no longer in the picture.
On the other hand, Brayden, who saved Tariq’s life by confessing to selling drugs on campus and identifying himself as the CEO of their drug trafficking app Course Correct, betrayed him when he set up Tariq’s college sweetheart Lauren, whose death was discovered after a vehicle accident.
The return of NYPD detective Blanca Rodriguez (Monique Gabriela Curnen), who was revealed to be the cop assigned to confidential informant Mecca, was also revealed in the finale. Blanca’s return, with a hazy photo of Tariq, will undoubtedly cause huge problems for Tariq as she investigates Mecca’s shooting.
Season three will also see Cooper Saxe team up with Prosecutor Jenny Sullivan (Paton Ashbrook) to expose Davis MacLean’s shady legal practices. While MacLean fights to free his brother Theo Rollins, who is serving a life sentence for a murder he did not commit.
Season 2 of Power Book: Ghost is now available on Starzplay. Both shows are accessible on Starzplay, which is available through Amazon Prime Video in the UK, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan aired on Starz in the United States.