50 Cent Originally Thought a Different ‘Power’ Spinoff Should Have Dropped Before Tariq’s

by Jeremy Spirogis
Michael Rainey as Tariq in

After the final minutes of Power unfolded again in February, followers got a sneak peek on the 4 upcoming spinoffs.

In addition to Tariq headlining his personal present in Power Book II: Ghost, Kanan Stark, Tommy Egan, and Rashad Tate may have new tales to inform in their very own respective sequence. 50 Cent stays an government producer for the Power universe and he not too long ago expressed some ideas on the increasing franchise.

Michael Rainey as Tariq in 'Power'
Michael Rainey as Tariq in ‘Power’ | Courtesy of Starz

‘Power Book II: Ghost’ is the primary spinoff to drop

As most followers know, Power Book 2 will premiere on Sept. 6 on Starz at 9 p.m. Following its debut, the present will air in its common Sunday time slot of eight p.m. It’s the primary spinoff to kick off the rising Power kingdom with Tariq as the principle lead and can choose up 72 hours after the sequence finale.

Some followers are selecting to sit down this installment out as a consequence of their dislike for the character, harsh emotions about season 6’s ending, or as a result of they miss Ghost. Others can’t wait to see what’s subsequent for Tariq and Tasha however are predicting considered one of them will obtain their simply desserts.

Many within the fan base would somewhat anticipate the opposite spinoffs, similar to Power Book V: Force which follows Tommy’s new life or Power Book III: Kanan about 50 Cent’s character. But the sequence isn’t as much as viewers.

RELATED: ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Trailer Reveals Premiere Date, Tariq’s Path to Ghosthood

50 Cent thought a distinct ‘Power’ chapter ought to’ve come first

During an interview with Haute Living, 50 Cent discussed his leisure profession, his liquor model, household, and his way of life. But after all, Power got here up and he answered a query in regards to the choice to observe Tariq’s path subsequent.

“I thought we should do Force first,” he mentioned, referring to Tommy’s story. “I’m the source where she gets the authenticity, but Courtney [Kemp] is the [creator and] writer and I’m fine with it being the next one, because no one understands Power more than her.”

50 Cent added that a number of the characters’ spinoff fates have been recognized prematurely and have been chosen primarily based on the place their tales might go. He praised showrunner Courtney Kemp and the way the characters’ breadth.

But he wouldn’t elaborate on whether or not he’s making a cameo in any of the brand new sequence.

What’s up with Kanan and the ‘Power’ prequel?

Never overlook that the operating slogan for the sequence is “Power never ends.” With that in thoughts, Power Book III: Kanan will solid the character in a distinct gentle. 50 Cent beforehand revealed that Kanan’s early years can be explored and followers will see an harmless model of him within the prequel.

He expounded on the upcoming story to Haute Living by naming Kanan because the one who launched Tommy and Ghost to medication and homicide.

“He is the person who turned Ghost and Tommy on to [a life of crime] in the beginning, so to show him from the instance of who he was to seeing the worst part of him, that will happen,” mentioned 50 Cent.

“You’ll also see Ghost and Tommy in the very beginning, when they’re afraid to murder still, but they’re with someone who’s damaged enough who does it in front of them and not only likes it, but gets away with it.”

Power Book 3 remains to be in manufacturing however don’t overlook to mark your calendars for Book 2’s debut on Sept. 6.

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