'Power' Season 6 Episode 9: Ghost's political career may set up the premise for the spin-off series announced by Starz
'Power' is in its last leg with just a few more episodes remaining in the final season, but as the story of Ghost (Omari Hardwick), the drug lord ends, another one begins. Earlier this year, the executive producer of the Starz series, 50 Cent, who also portrayed Kanan on the show, announced that 'Power' is getting a spin-off series, making us speculate about what it could be centered on.
Many assumed the focus would be on pivotal characters of 'Power', just like 'Better Call Saul' is to 'Breaking Bad', or a prequel to the events on the show, like 'Fear the Walking Dead' is to 'The Walking Dead'. Others assumed the story of Ghost's son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) and his new enterprise that he is building from the ground by hook and crook emulating his father's business model would be a great plot for the series.
However, the newly discovered political aspirations of Ghost make us wonder whether the sequel to 'Power' would focus on Ghost's future as a political figure. On the show, we saw that councilman Tate's (Larenz Tate) bid for the governorship of NYC takes a huge hit in the most recently aired Season 6 Episode 8, thanks to a cunningly planned hot mic situation. We know that Tate is furious with him, but the actual brains behind his campaign, Ramona (Cynthia Addai-Robinson), is already working with Ghost and is trying to make him the new lieutenant governor.
With just a couple more episodes pending to be aired, we bet that 'Power' will end with the campaign, with Ghost and his running mate winning the elections and the new series would kick things off from there. Unfortunately, LaKeisha (La La Anthony) and Joe Proctor (Jerry Ferrara) are dead, but our best bet is that all the other main characters such as Tasha (Naturi Naughton), Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and even Tariq would make appearances in the potential new series.
The details of the new series, are unfortunately still shrouded in mystery, but you can watch the upcoming Season 6 Episode 9 of 'Power' titled 'Scorched Earth' when it airs on Sunday, October 20, on Starz.