Earlier today, Starz announced that Power Book II: Ghost has been renewed for a second season following the record-setting global launch premiere earlier this month. According to Starz, 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. The Starz App also had a 42% increase in subscriber acquisitions. Below are some reactions from both Starz execs and Series Creator Courtney regarding today’s exciting news.
“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. 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,” said Courtney A. Kemp, Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer. “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.”
Curious to hear some of our thoughts on the show so far? If so, please feel free to check out our recaps of the first three episodes at the links below and stay subscribed for future recap discussions.
Episode 1 “The Stranger” Recap
Episode 2 “Exceeding Expectations” Recap
Episode 3 “Play the Game” Recap
Are any of y’all enjoying the first season of Power Book II: Ghost so far? Please Feel free to let us know your thoughts on Power and the other spinoff shows in the comments below.