Rapper Method Man has been cast to star opposite Mary J. Blige in Starz’s upcoming spin-off of the TV show Power.
According to information provided by the network to TVLine, the show will be called Power Book II: Ghost. It is “the first of a collection of series to expand the world of Power,” and it “will continue the journey of some of Power‘s most controversial characters.”
In the series, which was created by Courtney Kemp in cooperation with Lionsgate, Method Man plays a successful attorney who Bilge’s character entices into the New York City underworld in which she rules. At the same time, his character has to deal with a number of secrets from his past life that are surfacing.
The series was first announced over the summer, and it is expected that some of the cast of Power will also appear in it. So far, the network has not announced when the show will premiere or at what time it will air.
This is not the first time that Method man has acted.
His credits include:
- The Deuce
- The Last O.G.
- The Wire
It is also not the first time that Method Man and Blige have worked together. In 1995, they performed a duet on the single “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By.” The song eventually reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while going platinum with more than 800,000 sales. It also won the duo a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996.
Method Man, whose real name is Clifford Vincenzo Smith Jr., rose to fame as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan in the 1990s. He took his stage name from a 1979 martial arts film staring Casanova Wong.