The more audiences discover Power Book II: Ghost week after week, the more invested fans become in these characters in Starz’s hit series.
Cane Tejada, son of Monet Tejada’s cutthroat (Mary J.
Blige) is played by an actor that many would recognize, especially if they are a fan of New Edition, the iconic R&B boy band.
What is “Power Book II: Ghost” about?
The series is the first of four expected spin-offs by Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson from the hit Starz drama. Power Book II: Stars of the Ghost Mary J.
Blige and Method Man, as well as Michael Rainey Jr. and Naturi Naughton as returning stars.
Shane Johnson, Gianni Paolo and Quincy Tyler Bernstine also return from the original season. Daniel Bellomy, Paige Hurd, Melanie Liburd, Justin McManus, Lovell Adams-Gray, LaToya Tonodeo and McClain are among the new cast of Power Book II: Ghost.
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The series has already been a massive hit and for a second season it has been renewed. “The success of ‘Ghost’ is a tribute to the quality of Courtney’s storytelling, the strength of the Power franchise and the loyalty of our incredible fans,” said Christina Davis, Starz programming manager, in a statement at the time of the renewal. “What Courtney, Curtis and their team have accomplished in creating the Power universe is simply extraordinary. It’s a privilege to be able to continue Power’s journey with viewers, and we look forward to immersing ourselves in this world in exciting ways for many seasons to come.”
Prior to ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, Woody McClain was best known for playing the famous entertainer.
Cane Tejada’s character is played by Woody McClain.
The actor first appeared in the BET miniseries, The New Edition Story, when he played Bobby Brown. In the follow-up miniseries, The Bobby Brown Story, he played the part again.
McClain spoke in an interview with Complex about joining the cast of the first power spinoff and his role as Cane.
[T]hat was a big challenge,”[T]his was a big challenge, quite honestly,”quite honestly. But Courtney Kemp did a wonderful job in making these “books” for us to really understand our characters and really immerse ourselves in the people we would portray on film.
Personally, for me, without Courtney giving me that, I probably would have been confused. She knows exactly what she wants, and working with people like that is really awesome. We don’t have to guess anything. It’s all set up.
What we’re doing is just making it come to life.
The actor says that there is a certain aspect that still binds him to the role while playing Cane.
There are some aspects about the character I identify with,” he said. “It was the passion he had for acting when it came to Bobby Brown. As a former dancer, I might relate to that. With Cane, the whole thing is about family. Family, for him, comes first. No matter what I go through, I will make sure that my family is all right.
In real life, that is something I can relate to. I don’t care, I’m going to make sure they all have a car in my family before I buy one for myself. I have always put my family first. So that’s how I think about every position I take on – I make sure that on a personal and real level I can relate to it.
Power Book II: Ghost is predicted to be back on Starz for a second season later this year.