Starz today released the official trailer and key art for the Power Book II: Ghost midseason premiere, which is set to air on Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada. The premiere will be followed by four additional episodes.
Power Book II: Ghost is also airing day and date on the Starzplay international streaming service across Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Prior to the Power Book II: Ghost midseason premiere on December 6, STARZ will air the first five episodes back-to-back, starting at 2:45 PM ET/PT. The series garnered 8.4 million multi-platform viewers in its premiere week back in September, becoming the most-watched new series premiere on STARZ.
It drove a 42% lift in acquisition on the Starz App and 36% higher viewership than the premiere of “Power” 601.
Power Book II: Ghost premiered internationally on the Starzplay streaming service and was the service’s most successful launch ever in the UK. In the first five weeks after premiere in the UK, over 400% more viewers have watched Power Book II: Ghost than the prior top performer, and the series garnered unprecedented in season viewership growth that included a 50% increase between episode 101 and 105 in their respective first weeks, setting the all-time streaming record for an episode in its first week on the service.
From the executive producers of Power, this is the first series in the expanded Power Universe franchise. Next in line for the team will be Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which is currently in production in New York City, and Power Book IV: Force.
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.
The cast includes Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick, Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick, Mary J. Blige as Monet Stewart Tejada, Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe, Gianni Paolo as Brayden Weston, Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Tameika Washington, Daniel Bellomy as Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross, and Paige Hurd as Lauren Baldwin.
Also starring are Cliff “Method Man” Smith as Davis MacLean, Melanie Liburd as Caridad ‘Carrie’ Milgram, Justin Marcel McManus as Jabari Reynolds, Woody McClain as Cane Tejada, Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru Tejada, and LaToya Tonodeo as Diana Tejada.
Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM.
End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich continue executive producing. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.