TCA 2019: Starz Announces ‘Power’ Spinoff

R&B singer/actress Mary J. Blige to star
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Beverly Hills, Calif. — Starz will create a Power spinoff series starring singer/actress Mary J. Blige, Power executive producers Courtney Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson announced at the Television Critics Association press tour Friday.

The series, Power Book II: Ghost will feature Blige as its new character, although no other details about the series were revealed.

Mary J. Blige performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Mary J. Blige

“We have alluded previously to various spin-offs, prequels and other expansions of the Power Universe,” Kemp and Jackson said during the Power TCA panel. “Today we are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of Power. Power Book II: Ghost will continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters. Joining the cast of the new series and the Power family, please welcome world-renowned recording artist and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige.”

Blige last month signed an exclusive first-look television deal with Starz owner Lionsgate to develop and produce television series under her newly launched Blue Butterfly productions. The multifaceted singer-songwriter-actress will also have the opportunity to create content across Lionsgate’s array of business platforms, according to Lionsgate. 

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