Power Book II: Ghost season 3 - Release date, cast and latest news
Another season of the Power spin-off focusing on Tariq is nearly here.
Fans of the Power franchise are continuing to eat well, with a brand new season of the show's first spin-off, Power Book II: Ghost streaming soon.
The sits alongside other spin-offs including Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force, both of which have also received recommissions, and follows Michael Rainey Jr's Tariq.
The new season finds Tariq determined to get his trust, get back to his family and get out of the game for good. However, a staggering reveal soon forces him to reckon with a shocking, personal betrayal.
Season 3 has seen a shake-up behind the camera, with Courtney A Kemp stepping down as showrunner and being replaced by Brett Mahoney. But when did the new season start airing in the UK and how can fans watch the episodes?
Read on for everything you need to know about Power Book II: Ghost season 3.
When will Power Book II: Ghost season 3 be released?
The third season of Power Book II: Ghost will officially debut on Lionsgate+ in the UK on Friday 17th March 2023. New episodes will then stream on the service every Friday.
The series has also already been renewed for a fourth season, meaning fans don't have to worry that this might be the last time they visit this corner of the Power universe.
What is Power Book II: Ghost season 3 about?
The official synopsis for the third season of Power Book II: Ghost says that it "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 synopsis continues: "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.
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"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 RICO investigation mounting into the entire drug enterprise, pulling Tariq deeper into the business and even closer to the legacy of his father."
Who is in the cast for Power Book II: Ghost season 3?
We got some casting news for the third season last year, with Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Deuce), Kyle Vincent Terry (Gotham) and Caroline Chikezie (Mayhem) joining the series.
Akinnagbe is set to play Ron Samuel Jenkins, a Howard University and Harvard Business School alum who grew up working class and built his own legitimate business empire, Terry will play Obi, a young man who went to school in Britain and who knows his way around a gun, but is also comfortable in a boardroom.
Chikezie, meanwhile, will play Noma, a powerful woman who has built her wealth with an illicit global empire. The new cast join returning stars including Michael Rainey Jr and Mary J Blige. The full cast list for the season includes:
- Michael Rainey Jr - Tariq St Patrick
- Mary J Blige - Monet Stewart Tejada
- Shane Johnson - Cooper Saxe
- Gianni Paolo - Brayden Weston
- Cliff 'Method Man' Smith - Davis MacLean
- Larenz Tate - Rashad Tate
- Berto Colon - Lorenzo Tejada Sr
- Woody McClain - Lorenzo 'Cane' Tejada
- Lovell Adams-Gray - Dru Tejada
- LaToya Tonodeo - Diana Tejada
- Alix Lapri - Effie Morales
- Paton Ashbrook - Jenny Sullivan
- David Walton - Lucas Weston
- Moriah Brown - Kiki Travis
- Monique Garbiela Curnen - Blanca Rodriguez
- Keesha Sharp - Harper Bonet
- Gbenga Akinnagbe - Ron Samuel Jenkins
- Kyle Vincent Terry - Obi
- Caroline Chikezie - Noma
- Luna Lauren Velez - Evelyn Castillo
There will also be a change behind the camera this season, with showrunner Courtney Kemp stepping down and being replaced by Brett Mahoney.
Is there a Power Book II: Ghost season 3 trailer?
You can watch the full trailer for Power Book II: Ghost season 3 right here now:
Power Book II: Ghost season 3 will release on Starz in the US and on Lionsgate+ through Amazon Prime Video in the UK on Friday 17th March, while seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream in full.
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