Mary J. Blige has been set to star in Power’s first spinoff.
Power might be ending, but there’s more to come featuring Blige as a headliner. News of the casting was announced by series executive producers Courtney Kemp and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson during Starz TCA panel.
“Today we are pleased to announce that we are in pre-production on the first of what we know will be a collection of series inspired by the dynamic world of Power,” said Kemp as Blige entered the room. “Power Book II: Ghost will continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters.”
“This is probably the most exciting thing that’s going to happen to me this year,” Blige, said onstage at the event. “I’ve been a fan of Power since the very beginning and I want to thank Courtney Kemp and ’50 Cent’ for starting this conversation with me.”
“I’ve known so many Tashas, I’ve known so many Ghosts. I’ve dated so many Ghosts,” the music icon added, name checking Power characters. “I’m a huge fan for life, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”
The final season of Power, will premiere on August 25.