On Saturday, October 10, we checked in with the talented talented young cast of STARZ’ new hit spinoff series, Powerbook II: Ghost. Michael Rainey Jr (aka Tariq), LaToya Tonodeo (aka Diana) and Paige Hurd (aka Lauren) will be on hand to give us a little more scoop on who these three characters really are beyond the surface. Plus, weexplore how their leading presence on the hit show is helping to shift the narrative around representation of diverse young Black characters on screen in the television world.
If you’ve been tuning in to Power Book II: Ghost like we have, then you know the leading character, Tariq, has his hands completely full in more ways than one.
The highly-anticipated spin-off series has seen Rainey Jr. and a host of other Black & Brown Gen Z actors shine each week through their layered portrayals of young people navigating their foray into adulthood in a way that keeps audiences so tuned in that the show has already been renewed for a season 2.
Picking up where the shocking series finale episode of Power left off, Power Book II: Ghost has seen Tariq stepping up as the man of his family—in the absence of his father—to try to bring his mother, Tasha (played by Naturi Naughton), home from jail. Along the way, his newfound friendships with the seemingly-mysterious Diana and the seemingly-innocent Lauren are certainly keeping things interesting in Tariq’s world.
The 2020 Girls United Summit is sponsored by ULTA Beauty, McDonald’s and STARZ.