Looks Like Power Is Getting Spinoffs At Starz

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Lionsgate just made a huge Power move. Starz's parent company has signed a new deal with Power creator Courtney A. Kemp. That agreement involves some very exciting implications for fans of the hit drama. Among them is the potential for Power-inspired spinoffs.

The development and production deal between Lionsgate and Power's creator sets the stage for Courtney A. Kemp to expand the Power franchise via spinoffs, per Deadline. That's right, spinoffs, as in more than one! According to the report, the deal is set to unravel over a three-year period.

The characters that would lead these potential spinoffs have yet to be announced. Power has a rich ensemble to choose from. As for when fans can expect to see these spinoffs, the answer is not entirely clear.

Suffice it to say, fans likely hope the launch of a spinoff would be sooner rather than later. Setting another series in motion while the original series is still in play would not be impossible. Many shows have certainly made it work for them. There is no reason to believe Power could not do the same.

Plus, it would give the characters from the original the chance to show up on another series, something fans of the original would probably not be opposed to. When the potential for spinoffs comes into the equation, another question is not far off. That involves whether the original will purposely bring in new characters to develop for said spinoff. Hence, creating a bit of a backdoor pilot.

Power is currently gearing up for its sixth season. Given the drama's performance in the ratings and soaring popularity among fans, a deal to expand the series' universe makes perfect sense.

Power premiered four years ago in 2014. In that time, it has put forth five seasons. The latest four have been comprised of ten episodes each. Power revolves around Omari Hardwick's James "Ghost" St. Patrick, who leads a double life as a nightclub owner and a drug kingpin.

The high-stakes drama's fifth season saw the shocking death of a prominent character. Joining Ghost, Tasha, and Tommy in a heightened capacity in Season 6 will be Michael J. Ferguson's 2-Bit. The actor was recently promoted to a series regular following Season 5.

So, fans should expect Season 6 to be a major one for him. In another powerful decision, the crime drama has added Arrow's Cynthia Addai-Robinson as a new series regular. Details on Addai-Robinson's role hint at an intriguing new character. As to whether she or Michael J. Ferguson's 2-Bit end up headlining their own Power spinoffs, only time will tell.

Power will return to Starz for its sixth season at some point in 2019. In the meantime, there are a lot of fall premieres to keep fans busy.

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