Brace yourselves, “Power” fans – the drama is about to hit the fan in Season 2. The Starz series, created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson,” premiered last June. Fans were brought into the complicated and deadly world of James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) – two best friends who are navigating the illegal drug business while building an empire through a hot New York City nightclub, Truth.
Season 1 left off with Ghost narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt that was ordered by his longtime friend, Kanan (50 Cent). Tommy’s girlfriend Holly (Lucy Walters) wasn’t as lucky. During an ugly confrontation about joining Ghost’s “other” business, the bullet meant for her boss struck her. Meanwhile, Tasha (Naturi Naughton) was preparing for a life without Ghost by setting up a bank account in her own name. Elsewhere, Angela (Lela Loren) was dreaming of a new life with Ghost under the Miami sun – however, a hit on her informant from the Lobos case threatened her vision of a happily ever after. But it was in the final few moments of the “Power” Season 1 finale that everything truly came to a head – Tommy discovered that Angela was really a federal agent with the drug task force.
The International Business Times spoke to creator Courtney Kemp Agboh and stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora at the 2015 ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas. Check out what the cast and creator had to tease about the upcoming second season:
Consequences For Angela
Angela may have been on cloud nine with Ghost in Season 1, but she’s going to find herself struggling in Season 2. The death of CI Nomar (Vinicius Machado) will play a role in how things turn out for the federal agent.
“I think Season 2, at least for Angela, is a season of fallout and consequences for what’s happened in Season 1,” Loren explained of her character. “And so we’re going to see her navigate those waters of doubt and see whether or not her love for Ghost can survive that.”
Tasha’s New World
“Power” fans are going to see a new side of the St. Patrick matriarch. Although Ghost didn’t come outright and say the word “divorce” in the Season 1 finale, Tasha will be planning a new life … that doesn’t involve her husband.
“She’s really just struggling with if she can survive on her own,” Naughton said of Season 2 Tasha. “She’s never really been without Ghost as a woman. So I think this is the first time it becomes real, that ‘what if.’ What if we don’t make it? What if he leaves me? What if I’m strong enough to leave him? What if I can have my own money? I think all those things start to come into play because Season 1 is just about living the life -- life is good, I love my husband, lots of sex, lots of money, cute clothes. Season 2 is like, ‘wait a minute,’ a reality check. It’s a little scary for Tasha.”
A Potential Death?
Tommy knows Angela’s secret, but it’s unclear what his thoughts are. Does he think she’s been playing Ghost? Or does he believe that Ghost has been working with the federal agent?
Loren posed an interesting question for her character: “Does Angela even make it alive through Season 2, or does she get capped?” Now that Tommy knows, almost anything is possible on “Power.”
Tasha Vs. Angela
Tasha took off her earrings and was ready to fight Ghost’s mistress in Season 1, but ended up hanging back when she saw that it was Angela. With both women in the picture again this season, the actresses teased that they might share some screen time together.
“I think we’ll have moments where you’ll see us see each other … but that’s all I can say,” Naughton dished.
“The throw down is still on the horizon,” Loren added.
“Season 3,” Naughton chimed in.
Tommy And Ghost’s Awkward Situation
They may consider each other brothers, but that doesn’t mean that things won’t get tense between Tommy and Ghost. Tommy’s world will be turned upside down in Season 2 after finding out who Angela really is.
“Ghost has been, let’s say, placating Tommy – not necessarily trying to deceive him, but placating him because he realizes that Tommy’s trajectory is different than his in terms of staying in the game,” Sikora told IBTimes. “And so, Tommy has now caught him in what he believes is a huge deception, a huge lie to him. For Tommy, because he loves Ghost so much, he takes it incredibly personally. Of course he’s furious, but he’s also just very hurt and heartbroken that his best friend and his brother would do this to him.”
Kanan only appeared a handful of times in Season 1, but expect the character to become a major player in Season 2. Creator Courtney Kemp Agboh dished that fans will be learning a lot more about him.
“What we decided to do was really live in his world and his idea of how he was going to approach the situation,” she said of 50 Cent’s character. “Because obviously he comes out of jail with a problem, which is that Ghost didn’t die. So, he’s got stuff to do now. He’s got to figure out a different approach, and so it’s great – he’s the big, bad villain.”
Ghost And Kanan’s New Relationship
“Power” fans know that Ghost and Kanan go way back, however the two have yet to share the screen together. That will all change in Season 2. Hardwick revealed that Ghost would be face-to-face with the former inmate in upcoming episodes.
“Ghost is having to be very charismatic with Kanan this year,” Hardwick said of his character. “So you’re going to see moments of nothing but charm between the two of us – but it’s also I know what he knows that I know … that you don’t know yet. And I know some stuff as Ghost that Tommy doesn’t know yet. So, Tommy knows stuff about Angela – I know stuff about Kanan.”
“Power” Season 2 premieres on Starz on Saturday, June 6 at 9 p.m. EDT. What are you looking forward to the most? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.