Starz today announced that it has given the green light to Power Book II: Ghost Season 2. A global hit on the Starz platform, Power Book II: Ghost became the most-watched new series in the network’s history with multiplatform views in its debut week approaching 7.5 million, a number that will continue to grow in the coming weeks with additional platform partners reporting.
Power Book II: Ghost is the first series in the expanded Power Universe franchise from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis 50 Cent Jackson. Kemp also serves as the creator and showrunner of Power Book II: Ghost.
Power Book II: Ghost delivered outsized performance on the Starz App in the first week after the premiere, driving subscriber acquisition up 42%, while also setting new records internationally as the top performing series across the Starzplay International streaming platform in several markets including the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Brazil.
Starzplay is now the official home worldwide of the Power Universe.
“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, Starz.
“What Courtney, Curtis and their team have accomplished in creating the ‘Power’ Universe is nothing short of extraordinary. It is a privilege to be able to continue the journey of ‘Power’ with the audience and we look forward to delving deeper into this world in exciting new ways for many seasons to come.”
“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,” said said Courtney A. Kemp, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer.
“Back in 2012, 50, Mark, and I were warned that a premium series with leads of color would never work for a global audience. But we’ve proven everyone wrong — and thanks to Starzplay, we have fans in the UK, France, Mexico, Brazil and beyond, all plugging into the ‘Power’ Universe.”
Kemp added: “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.”
“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 ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’ and ‘Power Book IV: Force’ soon,” added Executive Producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The premiere season of Power Book II: Ghost is set to air in two parts, with the mid-season finale airing Sunday, October 4 and a return set later this year for the five remaining episodes.
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