Starz “Power” franchise was almost a totally different franchise based on who was actually wanted for the role of “Ghost”!
Actor Michael Jai White let it be known that he was originally offered the role of Ghost in 50 Cent‘s Power universe, but due to a scheduling conflict, Omari Hardwick ended up getting the role.
During a VladTV interview at the end of last year White talked about the situation.
White confirmed he wasn’t able to pull off both obligations but was very supportive of Hardwick in the role. “Omari’s a friend,” he said. “Yeah, he was outstanding in that series.” He was filming an Tyler Perry project at the time.
Now we feel like he should guest star in “Power: Ghost” during an upcoming season.
Season 3 of “Power Book 2: Ghost” airs March 17 at midnight on the Starz app, with the linear return scheduled for 8 p.m. that evening.
“The third season of Power Book II: Ghost kicks off with Tariq St. Patrick determined to get his trust, get back to his family, and get out of the game for good. The emergence of a ruthless new connect interrupts Tariq’s plans to reunite with Tasha and Yaz and puts him, Brayden, and Effie back into business with the Tejadas as they’re challenged to move more weight than ever before. When Brayden brings Tariq in as an intern at his family’s hedge fund Weston Holdings, the drug business expands beyond Stansfield and the streets onto Wall Street, while Tariq is also shown an alternate, legitimate path to success.
Monet Tejada, set ablaze by the death of her son Zeke Cross, is willing to pay a hefty price to avenge her firstborn and keep the rest of her children – and the business – in line as she works closely with Davis MacLean to solve Zeke’s murder and keep the feds off her trail. Business is booming when a staggering reveal forces Tariq to reckon with a betrayal from those closest to him… and a R.I.C.O. investigation mounting into the entire drug enterprise, pulling Tariq deeper into the business and even closer to the legacy of his father.”