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Omari Hardwick is returning to the ‘Power’ series that made him global

Fans have clamored for Hardwick’s return to his iconic ‘Ghost’ role
Omari Hardwick "Power"
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The “Ghost” of Omari Hardwick is back.

Hardwick is going to make his much-yearned return to the blockbuster TV series that made him an international icon: “Power” on Starz.

Rapper-turned-producer and show creator 50 Cent made the announcement to his 31 million Instagram followers on March 13.

The much-beloved Hardwick will reprise his role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick on the prequel to “Power” entitled “Origins.” Meanwhile, popular actor Joseph Sikora will come back as Thomas ‘Tommy’ Egan, 50 told his fans. 

“You asked, I answered. Young Ghost and Tommy coming your way. Power Origins now in development,” 50 penned on his IG account. 

Omari Hardwick is returning to the 'Power' series that made him global

In a second post, the man who retired from the hip-hop game added, “You know the vibes, this is gonna be FIRE. GLG … I got the cheat code, play with me. We supposed to be working together anyway,” 50 wrote.

Omari Hardwick is returning to the 'Power' series that made him global

Omari Hardwick’s return excites fans and executives alike

Kathryn Busby, the president of programming at Starz, shared her excitement about the show “Origins. 

“As we approach the 10th anniversary of ‘Power,’ it is incredible to witness the enormous connection our fans have with the Power universe,” she said in a statement obtained by Vibe. “We can’t wait to see how ‘Origins’ will further evolve this dynamic franchise while bringing fresh, gripping and expansive storytelling to our audience.”

Many “Power” fans were crestfallen when Hardwick’s Ghost character was killed off at the conclusion of the original series that ran for five seasons. Now he is returning with many of the behind-the-scenes players who brought the exciting series to life and ran for five years.

Lionsgate Television will reportedly produce ” Origins ” and become the fourth spinoff from the “Power” series that fans can’t seem to get enough of. Sascha Penn will serve as executive producer in addition to showrunner 50. Courtney A. Kemp, who created “Power,” and Mark Canton will also executive produce the program, according to The Jasmine Brand. 

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