Power Book 2 season 2 release: Tariq star shares disappointing update on new series – Express

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Season one of the Power spin-off followed Tariq St Patrick (played by Michael Rainey Jr) as he tried to balance college and drug dealing to get his mother out of prison. Fans of the Starz series have been waiting patiently to find out the fate of the teenager after the surprising finale, however, the actor has shared a disappointing update.

Taking to Instagram, he posted a photo of him shrugging, captioned: “Me every time someone asks me when season 2 is dropping IDK YET!!”
This isn’t great news for that who have been waiting since January for a release date and Michael shrugging indicates he doesn’t know.
Fans are looking forward to seeing how his character, Tariq, moves forward after killing his professor, Jabari Reynolds (Justin Mcmanus).
This came after he discovered the student had been dealing drugs and was able to prove his links to Dru Tejada (Lovell Adams-Gray).

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However, this isn’t the first murder linked to Tariq. In the season finale of the original series, Power, he murdered his father James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick (Omari Hardwick).
Power Book II gave fans an insight into how Tariq would get his mother, Tasha St Patrick (Naturi Naughton), out of jail after she took the blame.
Following in the steps of his father, the teenager decided to sell drugs around campus to be able to afford top attorney Davis McLean (Method Man).
At the end of the series, viewers watched as his efforts paid off, they pinned the murder on Ghost’s best friend Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).

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n the original series, Tommy saw Tariq kill James, but he left New York to avoid law enforcement.
However, he made a shocking appearance in Power Book II when he learned that the blame was shifted on him, but Tariq was relieved because his mother was finally in witness protection.
Instead of joining his mother, he decided to stay in school as he had to gain his degree to receive a large inheritance from his father.
Tariq was also involved with the Tejadas, a family who ran a drug organisation and had promises to fulfil.

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The coronavirus pandemic was recently revealed as a main reason why season two hasn’t been released yet.
Much like the entire film industry, Covid put a stop to the production of Power Book II.
This was disclosed by Shane Johnson, who plays Cooper Saxe, in an Instagram Live interview with Talks by Tia.
He shared: ” The truth is, COVID effed up our first season in terms of how we were going to originally release it.
“We did five and five, and that was never the design, but because of COVID we got shut down for, like, five or six months.”

As well as the release of season two, fans can also look forward to the other upcoming spin-off shows in the Power franchise.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan will transport viewers back to the ’90s and give fans an insight into the upbringing of Kanan Stark (Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson).
Power Book V: Force will show what Tommy has been up to since he relocated to Chicago after the death of his self-proclaimed brother Ghost.
Power Book IV: Influence follows the soon-to-be governor of New York Rashard Tate (Larenz Tate), who went head to head with Ghost for the position and took great pleasure in his demise.
All episodes of Power Book II is available to stream on Starz.

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