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“Power” Universe Expands to Add New Prequel Series “Origins” — Find Out Which Fan-Favorite Characters Are Returning

'Origins' is the fourth spinoff series since 'Power' concluded in 2020

<p>STARZ</p> Joseph Sikora and Omari Hardwick in


Joseph Sikora and Omari Hardwick in 'Power' season 6

There’s more to come from the Power world.

STARZ announced on Wednesday that development has started on yet another Power prequel series, Origins, which will explore “the origin story of fan-favorite characters Ghost and Tommy,” who were originated by Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora, according to a press release.

Origins is the fourth spinoff from the original series — which aired from 2014-2020 and starred Hardwick, Sikora and 50 Cent. It joins Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force.


Origins — helmed by Sascha Penn, the showrunner of Raising Kanan — will explore the Power universe in a “fresh way.”

Related: Raising Kanan's Mekai Curtis Says Executive Producer 50 Cent Has ‘Handed the Baton Off’ on Power Book III (Exclusive)

“As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Power it is incredible to witness the enormous connection our fans have with the Power universe,” Kathryn Busby, President of Programming for STARZ, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to see how Origins will further evolve this dynamic franchise while bringing fresh, gripping, and expansive storytelling to our audience.”

The specifics of the forthcoming series remain unknown, but both Ghost and Tommy’s stories have already been expanded upon since the conclusion of Power in 2020.

<p>STARZ</p> Joseph Sikora as Tommy in season 2 of 'Power Book IV: Force'


Joseph Sikora as Tommy in season 2 of 'Power Book IV: Force'

Both Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book IV: Force pick up after the events of Power, with Ghost following James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s son, Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.), who “grapples with a new world order” as his father is dead and his mother, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), faces charges for the murder — which Tariq committed, thanks to the encouragement of Kanan (50 Cent).

In Force, Tommy relocates to Chicago after putting New York “in his rearview mirror for good” following the death of Ghost and his love interest, Lakeisha Grant (La La Anthony). He “sets his sights on becoming the biggest drug dealer the Second City has ever seen,” but he finds himself “lost,” as Sikora previously told PEOPLE.

"He lost his brother, Ghost. He lost the woman he loves, Holly, and their unborn child. He lost Keisha. His mother is non-existent," the actor said ahead of the premiere of Force in 2022. "We've always seen Tommy with something. We've seen what he hates, but also what he loves — and he's lost both. He's lost any connection he's had. Everybody [is] against him and he's burned a lot of bridges."

<p>STARZ</p> Patina Miller and Mekai Curtis in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' season 3


Patina Miller and Mekai Curtis in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' season 3

Season 4 of Ghost is set to air later this year, while Force is currently filming season 3 in Chicago. It's unclear whether Origins will prompt any of the three ongoing spinoff series' conclusion, as Raising Kanan is also currently filming its fourth season in New York City.

"I'm really, really, really happy with season 4. It's still early, but I do believe it'll be our best," creator Penn told PEOPLE following the shocking season 3 finale of Raising Kanan.

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Raising Kanan sees a younger version of 50 Cent's character navigate his bumpy entrance into the drug world, as he juggles the monopoly his mother, Raq (Patina Miller), has already built, and his relationship with his father, Howard (Omar Epps), a detective.

“We've always felt like Kanan is the product of the people that were around him as he was growing up — the notion of it takes a village. And so every season is a building block in terms of who Kanan ultimately becomes when he's fully realized by 50 Cent in the original Power,” Penn said of how the prequel builds the Power universe. “Each season we try to make more and more sense of how he becomes who he became. So I think this season is another piece of that story."

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