More details on Power Book V: Influence were revealed by designer Courtney Kemp. The show was announced in February 2020 and will star Menace II Society actor Larenz Tate as city councilor Rashad Tate, a former policeman turned crooked politician. It is the last of Power fallout, but maybe the best was saved for last.
What happened to Councilor Tate on “Power?” “
As TV line notes, Starz originally had the Power spinoffs ranked in order of Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Influence, and Power pound V: Force. Corn Affecting and Obligate have since swapped places.
One of the last times viewers saw Tate, he lost his race to James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) to become the next lieutenant governor. He later became the Democratic candidate for governor of New York after Ghost’s death in Power, in the hands of his son Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.).
Viewers saw him again in Power Book II: Ghost Season 1, but only for a brief period when asked about his relationship with Ghost. Tate lied to cover his tracks, but David Maclean (Method Man) knew he was full of them.
What is ‘Power Book V: Influence’ about?
Kemp was asked about Rashad Tate fallout in an interview with Weekly entertainment. She didn’t reveal much but said it would, of course, follow Tate in his continued pursuit of political power. “We have this concept that is really about how Washington DC now looks like black politicians,” she said. “You know Mr. Smith goes to Washington? I think I’ll stop there.
EW reported that the show was in pre-production, but a release date for Power Book V: Influence is still unknown. Based on the roll-out of shows so far, it is possible that the show will air sometime after. Power Book III: Raising Kanan returns in 2022. But we can’t say for sure.
For now, watch Rashad Tate on ‘Power Book II: Ghost’
In the meantime, fans will be able to see more of the character in the next season of Power Book II: Ghostbecause Tate was promoted to series regular. According to GE, the second season will resume right after Tariq shoots his teacher, Jabari Reynolds, to blackmail him.
Forced to choose to kill his teacher, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself further removed from what he fights to protect: his family. With Tasha under witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice everything to save what remains of his family. Unable to do it on his own, he turns to those who hold power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. All of these options come at a steep price, so it’s back to business with the Tejadas. However, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada must wonder if Tariq is what’s best for her family as she seeks to protect her nephew’s professional basketball prospects at all costs.
The Connection Line for ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Season 2, by Entertainment Weekly
The release date of Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 is Sunday, November 21.
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