50 Cent unveils new ‘Power’ prequel: ‘Origins’

Young Ghost and Tommy’s backstory revealed
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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the mastermind behind the hit crime drama series Power, is at it again. The multihyphenate artist, producer, and entrepreneur recently took to social media to drop a bombshell: a brand-new prequel series titled Power: Origins is officially in development.

The untold story of young Ghost and Tommy

For fans who’ve been craving more backstory on their favorite characters, this announcement is a game-changer. Power: Origins promises to delve into the lives of two iconic figures: Ghost and Tommy. These two power players, portrayed by Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora, respectively, have captivated audiences since the show’s inception.

What we know so far

While details remain scarce, we can’t help but speculate about the untold chapters of Ghost and Tommy’s lives. Here’s what we do know:

  1. The Camino de Santiago: The final stop on an ancient pilgrimage route, Santiago de Compostela, serves as the backdrop for this prequel. Expect centuries-old architecture, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and secrets waiting to be unearthed.
  2. The rise of Ghost: James St. Patrick, aka Ghost, was more than just a drug dealer. His journey from the streets to the nightclub owner with a loving family was fraught with danger, ambition, and impossible choices. Power: Origins will explore the pivotal moments that shaped Ghost’s destiny.
  3. Tommy’s loyalties: Tommy Egan, Ghost’s loyal friend and partner-in-crime, had his own demons to battle. From the mean streets of New York to the high-stakes drug trade, Tommy’s loyalty was unwavering. But what drove him? What secrets lie buried in his past?

A decade of Power

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of Power, the connection fans have with the franchise remains unbreakable. Kathryn Busby, President of Programming for Starz, sums it up best: “We can’t wait to see how Origins will further evolve this dynamic franchise while bringing fresh, gripping, and expansive storytelling to our audience.”

So buckle up, fans. Power: Origins is set to take us back to where it all began, revealing the raw, unfiltered truth behind the legends of Ghost and Tommy. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the streets, the clubs, and the hearts of two unforgettable characters.