“Power,” the captivating television series on Starz that premiered in 2014, drew in audiences with its engaging storyline and predominantly black cast. The show followed James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a nightclub owner and drug kingpin, as he tried to leave his criminal past behind.
After six seasons, the series ended in 2020, leaving a lasting impact on viewers and the entertainment industry with its many spin-offs. But what happened to the original cast of “Power”? Read on to find out!
Spin-Offs of The Original “Power”
The show’s success didn’t stop there, as it led to the development of four spin-off series, showcasing the enduring appeal of the “Power” universe. The first spin-off, “Power Book II: Ghost,” premiered on September 6, 2020, continuing the storylines of some of the original series’ most controversial characters and introducing a new ensemble of complex, distinct individuals.
Fans of the “Power” series can also enjoy the other spin-offs, which include “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.” “Power Book V: Influence” was unfortunately canceled in development in August 2022 but the lore of the series continues with fans.
These spin-offs further expand the captivating “Power” world, highlighting the potential for engaging storytelling and diverse representation in modern television.
Where is the cast of “Power” now?
Omari Hardwick, aka “James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick”
Omari Hardwick played the lead character of James “Ghost” St. Patrick on the hit Starz series “Power” for six seasons. Ghost was a nightclub owner and drug kingpin trying to leave his criminal past behind.
Ghost was shot and killed in a nightclub by his own son, Tariq in the series finale. However, Joseph Sikora, who played Ghost’s friend and fellow drug dealer Tommy Egan on the show, hinted on Instagram Live that Hardwick could return as Ghost or a different character in the spin-off series “Power Book IV: Force”.
Since the end of “Power,” Omari Hardwick has continued to work in the entertainment industry. He has appeared in the films “Army of the Dead” and “Spell,” as well as the TV series “Power Book II: Ghost,” which follows Tariq’s journey after his father’s death. Hardwick has also been active in philanthropy and social justice causes, including founding the Bravey Foundation, which provides mentorship and resources to young people in underserved communities.
Naturi Naughton, aka “Tasha St. Patrick”
Naturi Naughton played the character of Tasha St. Patrick in the series. Tasha was the wife of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick, and was his partner in crime.
Tasha was last seen in prison in the series finale after taking the fall for the murder of Ghost, which was actually committed by their son Tariq. Naughton did not appear in the first two spin-off series, “Power Book II: Ghost” and “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” but there have been rumors that she may make an appearance in the upcoming spin-off, “Power Book IV: Force”.
Since the end of “Power,” Naturi Naughton has continued to work in the entertainment industry. She is currently starring in the TV series “Queens,” which premiered in 2021. Naughton has also released music as a solo artist and has been an advocate for issues such as body positivity and mental health awareness.
Rotimi, aka “Dre Coleman”
Rotimi played Andre “Dre” Coleman, a drug dealer who worked for and later became a rival to James “Ghost” St. Patrick, in the Starz series “Power.” Dre was killed in the series finale by Tariq. Since leaving the show, Rotimi has continued his work as an actor and musician.
He starred in “Boss Level” and has released music, including his EP “Walk with Me” in 2021. Rotimi continues to pursue music to date, having released several singles and collaborations.
Rotimi also discussed balancing his music and acting careers in an interview with Vibe magazine, sharing that he auditioned for the role of Dre and used breaks on set to record music and perform at nightclubs. “Power” helped propel his career in both industries.
50 Cent, aka “Kanan Stark”
Curtis Jackson, known popularly by his stage name, ‘50 Cent’ played Kanan Stark. Kanan was a former drug lord and mentor to James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick. In season 5 of “Power,” Kanan was killed off after being shot multiple times and then burned alive in a fire.
50 Cent continued to work on the show as an executive producer and also appeared in several episodes in a reduced capacity, as Kanan appeared in flashback scenes. He also made a brief cameo appearance in the spin-off series “Power Book II: Ghost”.
Since the end of “Power,” 50 Cent has continued to work in the entertainment industry. He has executive produced and starred in several other TV series, including “For Life” and “BMF.” Additionally, he is currently developing a new series called “Fightland”. Outside of entertainment, 50 Cent has been involved in various business ventures, including his own line of headphones and a champagne brand.
Michael Rainey Jr., aka “Tariq St. Patrick”
Michael Rainey Jr. played Tariq St. Patrick, the son of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, in the Starz series “Power.” Tariq was involved in his father’s criminal activities and was later revealed to be his killer. He continued as a central character in the spin-off series “Power Book II: Ghost” and will appear in the upcoming “Power Book IV: Force.”
Rainey Jr. has also appeared in other TV series and films, such as “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Equalizer,” and is set to star in the upcoming film “Lottery.” He is active in philanthropy, supporting organizations that provide mentorship and resources to young people.
La La Anthony, aka “Lakeisha Grant”
LaKeisha was the best friend of Tasha St. Patrick and was involved in Ghost’s criminal activities. In the original series, LaKeisha was killed by Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora). Anthony did not appear in the spin-off series.
Since the end of “Power,” Anthony has continued to work as an actress and producer, appearing in films such as “Furlough” and “Holiday Rush,” as well as the TV series “BH90210” and “The Chi.” She has also continued her work as a television personality and entrepreneur.
Donshea Hopkins, aka “Raina St. Patrick”
Donshea Hopkins played the character of Raina St. Patrick on the Starz series “Power.” Raina was the daughter of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick, and Tasha St. Patrick, played by Naturi Naughton.
Raina was killed off In season 4 of the show, much to the surprise of fans. Show creator Courtney A. Kemp explained in an interview that the decision to kill off Raina was made to show the emotional impact of the St. Patrick family’s involvement in the drug world.
Since leaving “Power,” Donshea Hopkins has continued to work in the entertainment industry. She has appeared in films such as “Pet Sematary” and “The Bobby Brown Story,” as well as the TV series “The New Edition Story” and “The Bobby Brown Story,” both of which are biopics based on the life of singer Bobby Brown.
The cast of “Power” has continued to make an impact in the entertainment industry after the show’s end. Many of the actors have gone on to star in other TV series and films, while others have pursued music careers and philanthropy work.
Despite the end of the original series, the “Power” universe continues to expand with spin-off series that explore the stories of beloved characters and introduce new ones. It’s clear that the talent and hard work of the “Power” cast has paid off, and they have become a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.
We can’t wait to see what projects they take on next and how they continue to make an impact in the entertainment industry. Who knows? Some of your favorite actors from the “Power” cast just may end up in one of the next BlackOakTV Originals!