“Power Book II: Ghost” Renewed For Season 4, Michael Ealy Joins Cast

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“Power Book II: Ghost” is here for the long haul. On Jan. 30, Starz announced that its hit spinoff staple has gotten the green light for yet another season just weeks ahead of season three‘s premiere – and a familiar face is joining the cast.

“The high-octane drama of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ continues to resonate with our viewers and we’re thrilled to get season four production underway ahead of our season three debut,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for Starz, in a statement. “It’s clear our fans are ready to devour more of this explosive series and we look forward to having Michael [Ealy] join our incredible cast.”

That’s right, the “Reasonable Doubt” star has been tapped for a major series regular role that’ll be revealed in season four. Ealy’s character is Detective Don Carter, “a rising NYPD officer who was on track to become police commissioner until his wife was killed in a crossfire between rival drug gangs.” According to Starz, Ealy’s Don will trade in his suit and tie for a kevlar vest as the leader of an elite NYPD drug task force. Though it’s unclear who he’ll have run-ins with in the forthcoming season, Tariq (played by Michael Rainey Jr.) is likely on his list.

The third season of “Power Book II: Ghost” is set to premiere on March 17, picking up on the dramatic cliffhangers from the season two finale that sent fans spiraling. So far, we know that season three promises “new twists and new turns” for Tariq, Brayden, Monet, and the Tejadas in the wake of Zeke’s death. And Mecca’s murder investigation is sure to complicate things even more as another set of problems heads their way.

Rainey Jr. previously teased to POPSUGAR that Tariq is “going to start season three in some trouble for sure,” some of which will likely set up more explosive drama for season four (which does not have a confirmed premiere date). It’s unclear who else will join and return for the show’s fourth season, but fans will have answers soon enough.

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