‘Power Book II: Ghost’ to End After Fourth Season on Starz

Power Book II Ghost Season 4 Trailer (Credit: Starz)

Power Book II: Ghost will return for a fourth and final season in June, Starz announced Thursday.

The fourth season of Ghost will debut in two parts. The first part premieres on June 7, followed by a second installment three months later on Sept. 6 at midnight on the Starz app. Both parts will air on the Starz network at 8:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and 9:00 PM ET in Canada.

Starz released a teaser trailer for the final season on Instagram Thursday, with a caption telling fans: “Prepare for the end.”

[Watch the video below]

“This explosive season of Ghost is a fitting crescendo in a decade of an immensely popular franchise – fans will not be disappointed,” Kathryn Busby, president of programming for Starz, said in a statement to Urban Hollywood 411. “While this marks the conclusion of one chapter, our commitment to the Power universe endures with more compelling storytelling on the horizon.”

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News of the cancellation comes one day after Starz unveiled plans to expand the Power universe with a new prequel series titled Origins, on the early lives of fan favorite characters Ghost and Tommy.

Power Book II: Ghost follows some of Power‘s most controversial characters and centers on Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) as he tries to shed his father’s legacy.

The season 4 cast also includes Mary J. Blige as “Monet Tejada,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith as “Davis MacLean,” Gianni Paolo as “Brayden Weston,” Woody McClain as “Cane Tejada,” Lovell Adams-Gray as “Dru Tejada,” LaToya Tonodeo as “Diana Tejada,” Alix Lapri as “Effie Morales,” Larenz Tate as “Rashad Tate,” Caroline Chikezie as “Noma,” Lightskinkeisha as “Brushaundria Carmichael” and Michael Ealy as “Detective Don Carter.”

While the series is among the highest-rated on Starz, CEO Jeffrey Hirsh said this week that the network plans to develop more new shows instead of extending current series, which become more expensive to produce with each season.

“When seasons go from one to two to three to four, three to four is where the cost really pops because most of the actors get bigger raises, and you have to really manage that. So, you have to have in your portfolio of development shows that can actually replace shows as they get into later seasons,” Hirsh said at a Deutsche Bank media conference Wednesday as reported by Deadline.

Power Book II: Ghost premiered in September 2020, and was the first Power spinoff.

Brett Mahoney (Empire, The Following) serves as showrunner and executive producer for season 4.

The Power universe series is executive produced by Power creator Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Canton Entertainment. Lionsgate Television produces the series for Starz.

Watch the teaser trailer for season 4 below.

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