50 Cent has announced how big the spinoff of his executively produced show, Power is going to be with the introduction of legendary singer and actress, ‘Mary J Blige’.
— 50cent (@50cent) July 26, 2019
Blige will apparently be the star of the show, as revealed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
Series creator and co-showrunner Courtney A. Kemp announced that the “first of several” prequel series will be titled Power Book 2: Ghost, and will feature the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
Blige surprised everybody by coming on stage alongside Kemp and 50 Cent.
“This is probably the most exciting thing that’s going to happen to me this year,” she said. “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.”
While we all have come to love Mary J. Blige as the Queen of “Hip-Hop Soul”, her acting career had taken off. Blige was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Mudbound.
50 Cent is equally excited about bringing her on to the show. “I said I got to find a replacement for me, we found somebody that Courtney’s gonna have a ball working with because it’s female-orientated and somebody who’s got enough juice and grace to make the show even bigger,” he told the TCA crowd.
The sixth and final season of “Power,” “The Final Betrayal,” premieres Sunday, Aug. 25. The series, which stars Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, and Rotimi, is Starz’ most-watched and highest-rated show with an average of 10 million viewers per episode.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye