POWER has been brought back to life with its first spin-off series. But will actor Omari Hardwick be making an appearance?
As Power Book II follows on just a few weeks after the murder of James “Ghost” St Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick). During the six seasons of Power, Ghost had made numerous enemies but in the end, it was someone far closer to home who pulled the trigger. Even though the drug kingpin is now dead, could there still be a chance for Hardwick to be in Power Book II: Ghost?
Power season six ended with Ghost being shot and falling from the Truth nightclub balcony.
The final few episodes were dedicated to figuring out who the mysterious killer was when it was revealed his son Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) was the murderer.
When the police made the connection to the St Patrick family, Tasha (Naturi Naughton) took the blame for her husband’s killing to protect her son. So even though Ghost may now be dead, he is still haunting his loved ones.
Will Ghost actor Omari Hardwick be in Power Book 2?
Creator Courtney Kemp has addressed how the Power spin-off series are different from the original because Ghost is not in them.
Opening up to Entertainment Weekly, Kemp explained: “A lot of people [said], ‘Why don’t you just call this Power Season 7?’. “It’s not Power; it’s really about Ghost’s absence and about how his shadow looms over everyone — especially his son.”
Continuing this point to TV Fanatic, Kemp added: “It’s a spinoff and not the next season because I felt that if I tried to sell an audience a season of Power without Ghost in it, it would feel less-than, because his story was done.”
While the story might have moved on from the Ghost era, Kemp has not completely ruled out him returning in the future.
She said: “I can’t say we’ll never see that character [Ghost] again, but in the way that we were telling his story, where we were with him in and out every day? “That was over.”
Whether this would be part of a bigger plan where Ghost faked his death or just a flashback is unclear but there is still a chance Hardwick could return in some fashion.
There is also the possibility of the actor making a comeback to the Power franchise but not as Ghost. Earlier this year, Kemp took part in a live Instagram Q&A, answering questions from her beloved fans.
Reading out a question, Kemp said: “Does Ghost have a secret sister? “To this, Kemp smirked and said: “No. Not a sister. Hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint, hint.”
Does this mean Hardwick could be introduced in Power Book 2 as Ghost’s brother?
Power Book 2 focuses on how Tasha is dealing with her new life in prison.
Meanwhile, Tariq is doing all that he can to get to try and help his mother be released.
This means getting his hands on a lot of money to pay for the best lawyer there is and so, following in his father’s footsteps, Tariq begins to sell drugs at his school campus.
But will he end up in even more trouble than he was to begin with? Catch the next episode on Sunday as Power Book 2: Ghost continues on Starz…..