Starz today announced that the third season of its hit series Power Book II: Ghost will premiere on Friday, March 17 at midnight on the Starz app, all Starz streaming and on-demand platforms and internationally on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platforms across the UK and Brazil.
On linear, Power Book II: Ghost Season 3 debut on Starz at 8 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada. You can watch the teaser for the new season below.
Season three of the popular drama series returns with new twists and new turns as the Tariq, Brayden, Monet, and the Tejadas have to Level Up or Get Taken Down. Fresh off the murder of Zeke, everyone is grieving, but they won’t get much time as a new set of problems and questions arise.
Power Book II: Ghost season three stars Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick, Mary J. Blige as Monet Stewart Tejada, Shane Johnson as Cooper Saxe, Gianni Paolo as Brayden Weston, Cliff “Method Man” Smith as “Davis MacLean, and Larenz Tate as Rashad Tate.
Also starring are Berto Colon as Lorenzo Tejada, Woody McClain as Cane Tejada, Lovell Adams-Gray as Dru Tejada, LaToya Tonodeo as Diana Tejada, Alix Lapri as Effie Morales, and Paton Ashbrook as Jenny Sullivan.
Joining the cast this season is Monique Curnen (The Dark Knight, Fast and Furious) as Detective Blanca Rodriguez, Keesha Sharp (Lethal Weapon, Girlfriends) as Professor Harper Bennet, David Walton (Bad Moms, About a Boy) as Lucas Weston, and Moriah Brown (Turnt, The Break In) as KeKe Travis.
Power Book II: Ghost is the first series in the expanded Power Universe franchise. Brett Mahoney (Empire, The Following) serves as showrunner and executive producer for season three.
The Power Universe series is executive produced by the creator and showrunner of the original Power, which inspired the full universe — Courtney A. Kemp — through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM.
In addition to Mahoney, Kemp, Jackson and Canton, Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by Chris Selak, with Geary McLeod serving as supervising producer and directing the season three premiere episode. Lionsgate Television produces the series for Starz.
The third season of Power Book II: Ghost kicks off with Tariq St. Patrick determined to get his trust, get back to his family, and get out of the game for good. The emergence of a ruthless new connect interrupts Tariq’s plans to reunite with Tasha and Yaz and puts him, Brayden, and Effie back into business with the Tejadas as they’re challenged to move more weight than ever before.
When Brayden brings Tariq in as an intern at his family’s hedge fund Weston Holdings, the drug business expands beyond Stansfield and the streets onto Wall Street, while Tariq is also shown an alternate, legitimate path to success. Monet Tejada, set ablaze by the death of her son Zeke Cross, is willing to pay a hefty price to avenge her firstborn and keep the rest of her children — and the business — in line as she works closely with Davis MacLean to solve Zeke’s murder and keep the feds off her trail.
Business is booming when a staggering reveal forces Tariq to reckon with a betrayal from those closest to him… and a R.I.C.O. investigation mounting into the entire drug enterprise, pulling Tariq deeper into the business and even closer to the legacy of his father.
Starz also announced it is in development on Fightland, executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Power Universe, For Life). The scripted drama series is set within the high stakes, cash rich, dangerous world of British boxing.
Acclaimed writing team Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith (Save Me, Run) have signed on for the project that follows a retired disgraced world champion fighter drawn into the corrupt underbelly of the sport after the disappearance of his childhood best friend and training partner. To save his friend, the troubled fighter will have to return to a way of life that nearly destroyed him – one that cost him everything to leave behind.
“‘Fightland’ embodies the stakes, swagger and ambition that collaborations between Starz and 50 Cent have come to represent,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming at Starz.
“We are excited to be working with Daniel and Marlon who are brilliant writers and whose authentic take will bring this global story to life.”
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce through his G-Unit Film & Television along with Francis Hopkinson (Wallander, Bancroft) and Katharine Leadbetter (Woman in White, Catherine the Great) of Expanded Media who will also produce Fightland for Starz.
Vice President, Original Programming Sebastian Arboleda and Director, Original Programming, Alex Alberts will both oversee the series on behalf of STARZ.