Ahead Of Power Series Finale, Starz Unveils Four Power Spinoffs
Power is almost over at Starz, but the premium network is only just getting started with this franchise. Hours before the series finale airs on television, Starz has officially announced three more spinoffs that will join the previously announced spinoff mentioned in 2019. That's four spinoffs in total, with each tied to the world of Power whether it's from the past or present.
The new spinoffs announced are titled Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power Book V: Force. The fourth spinoff Power Book II: Ghost was announced back in 2019, and will continue the events of Power following the series finale. No release dates have been announced just yet, but series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson are both set to executive produce each project.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan will be a prequel series set in the '90s. Variety reported the show will highlight the early years of 50 Cent's character Kanan Stark and the early days of Power. Power Book IV: Influence will follow Rashad Tate and his journey to obtain political power. Last, but not least, Power Book V: Force focuses on Tommy Egan after he cuts ties and leaves New York for elsewhere.
So many spinoffs following the conclusion of one series may sound ambitious to some, but Starz has seen success with the Power franchise. This is thanks in part to the show's bold story telling, and also the work of some savvy social media skills by 50 Cent to keep the show's name on people's lips. The rapper turned actor and producer was getting fans hyped about the spinoffs on his social media, and a hashtag that feels appropriate given the news.
The news of Power spinoffs should be encouraging to Starz subscribers, who have been informed the wait for more seasons of other shows could be longer. All these spinoffs will provide a content boost for the service in the meantime, and obviously mean good things for Starz should they become as popular as the original series.
At the moment it appears fans are interested in seeing more Power, though there is one character many would rather not see in the follow up shows. Many are voicing their opinions on the characters they do and don't want to see in a show, and one choice above all else keeps coming up.
Fans aren't wanting to see more Tariq, which may mean bad news for the sequel spinoff. Of course, fan reactions may be running just a tad high so close to the ending of Power, so perhaps people will feel differently when they've gone a stretch without new episodes.
There's a lot more Power content coming to Starz in the future, so be sure to stick with CinemaBlend for more details on each series as they become available. Also, be sure to stick with us for the latest news on what's happening in all of television and movies in 2020.
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