Power Book II star hints at 'more brutal murders' in spin-off series as Tasha struggles in prison

POWER Book II star Naturi Naughton has hinted at 'more brutal murders' in the spin-off series as Tasha struggles in prison.

The Starz series ended earlier this year with James 'Ghost' St. Patrick being killed by his son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr).

The spin-off series sees Ghost's wife Tasha take the blame for the death and wind up behind bars, and Naturi has now revealed "more brutal murders" could be on the way.

She added of her character's changes from Power to Book II, she told Digital Spy: "Tasha St Patrick started off with thigh high boots and you know Tom Ford and sexy dresses and beautiful hair and makeup, and now she's in an orange jumpsuit in prison with no makeup and she got to take off her weave and her lashes. That's a huge difference.

"And, you know, you will see these characters in a new world, and also just see how the world of Power has shifted to a younger group, and how Ghost and Tasha and Tommy we were kind of in the drug dealer game in New York City as adults, but there is a part of this then you'll see these college kids, becoming hustlers as well."

Naturi is thrilled to be working with Michael again and revealed what fans can expect from Tariq.

She said: "I think what we can expect of Tariq in Ghost is that now he has to be a boss in his own right, but he also has to learn how to navigate the fact that his mother's in jail and his father is dead. Because he killed him.

"So I think even though at the time Tariq makes those decisions he doesn't think about the aftermath.

"Now that his father has been killed, you know he killed his father, it's gonna take some time for him to find his footing, but he will.

"And I think the relationship between Tariq and Tasha is so much stronger and it's like a tight bond, like a true partnership.

"That is something that I think the audience will enjoy. But Michael has grown and he's killing it and I'm so proud of him as a person and as an actor."

Meanwhile Michael opened up about some of the nasty comments he has received from Power fans after he was revealed as Ghost's killer.

He said: "Playing Tariq definitely opened my eyes to how invested people get to TV shows and stuff that they watch every day, every week.

"They're walking up to me saying they hate me, stuff like that, so, to say, 'OK then, they're really paying attention, they're tuned in'. Honestly, I take all of it in like that, I appreciate all of it."

Power is available on Netflix in the UK. Power Book II: Ghost premieres on Starz in the US on Sunday, September 6, and will air on Starzplay, available through Amazon Prime Video, in the UK.

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