Interview: Method Man Talks ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, Joining the ‘Power’ Universe & More
Power Book II: Ghost is right around the corner!
Luckily, I got the chance to interview Method Man to talk about his role in the upcoming series.
The new series picks up right after the events of Power so if you haven’t seen the finale yet, go do that now! In this new show, Method Man plays a lawyer named Davis MacLean who is tasked to help Tariq get his mother, Tasha (played by Naturi Naughton), out of jail.
During my interview with the star, we spoke about his character, what it was like joining the Power universe, and what we can expect to see from his character throughout the series.
Method Man isn’t the only legendary musician/actor to join the show. In fact, Mary J. Blige is starring alongside Method Man in the series, and of course, I had to ask whether or not the pair share any scenes together.
Check out the interview below:
About The Show:
Power Book II: Ghost picks up shortly after the earth-shattering events of Power as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed. Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Truly on his own for the first time in his life, Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe.
With no better options, Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love life, and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him — only better.
Cast includes Michael Rainey Jr. (Power, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as “Tariq St. Patrick,” Naturi Naughton (Power, Fame) as “Tasha St. Patrick,” Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, The Umbrella Academy) as “Monet Stewart Tejada,” Shane Johnson (Power, Behind Enemy Lines) as “Cooper Saxe,” Gianni Paolo (Ma, The Fosters) as “Brayden Weston,” Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Ray Donovan, Modern Love) as “Tameika Washington,” Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as “Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross,” Paige Hurd (The Oval, Hawaii Five-O) as “Lauren Baldwin,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith (The Deuce, Garden State) as “Davis MacLean,” Melanie Liburd (This is Us, Gypsy) as “Caridad ‘Carrie’ Milgram,” Justin Marcel McManus (Star) as “Jabari Reynolds,” Woody McClain (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story) as “Cane Tejada,” Lovell Adams-Gray (Coroner, Slasher) as “Dru Tejada,” and LaToya Tonodeo (The Oath) as “Diana Tejada.”
Power Book II: Ghost is executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle De Jesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.