Writer and producer Courtney Kemp recently took to her Instagram page to show her love for the cast and crew of Power Book II: Ghost after the spin-off sweeped this year’s NAACP Image Awards. The Starz showrunner gave shout outs to series lead Michael Rainey Jr., and also hit back at the critics and naysayers who claimed the show wouldn’t be a success.
Power Book II: Ghost was named Outstanding Drama Series at this year’s NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.
The Starz spin-off beat out TV staple This Is Us, as well as newcomers Bridgerton and Lovecraft Country at the awards’ 52nd ceremony.
Book II also landed trophies for Clifford “Method Man” Smith and Mary J. Blige for their supporting performances in the new series.
After Power’s first spin-off won all three of the awards for which it was nominated, showrunner Courtney Kemp took to social media to share her thoughts.
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In her latest Instagram post, the Power producer thanked the NAACPs and the show’s fans.
She also had strong words to say to those who doubted Book II would be a success with series lead Michael Rainey Jr. at the helm.
Kemp wrote: “To the haters who said it would never work. To the doubters who told me to my face and behind my back that we couldn’t make it happen. To those insidious people who thought @michaelraineyjr couldn’t carry a show.
“Got some advice for y’all. First— never underestimate the strength or determination of a black woman. Second, never sleep on the creativity and ingenuity of my people.”
Meanwhile, Book III: Raising Kanan is expected to hit screens this summer and explore the early life of Kanan Stark (Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson).
Finally, fan favourite Joseph Sikora is set to return as the anti-hero Tommy Egan in Book IV: Force.
Kemp’s followers tipped their hats to her success with Starz, and noted future NAACP Awards should expect to see a lot more Power series among the nominations.
One fan replied: “Next year all your shows will be going against each other for that award. What a blessing.”