AceShowbiz - Coronavirus outbreak appears to be pissing off 50 Cent. The rapper/actor/producer recently took to his social media account to address the postponement of the production on the much-anticipated spin-offs of Starz's "Power", "Power Book II: Ghost" and "Power Book III: Raising Kanan".
The "In Da Club" hitmaker shared on Saturday, March 14 a screenshot of an article that broke the news of the decision. "i had to do it we were the last production still working. f**k," Fiddy begrudgingly wrote in the caption.
His followers assured him that it was the best decision because "Health comes first. Can't knock it fif." Another person added, "Better safe than sorry. In this case." One other said, "Don't worry champ @50cent Things will bounce back better."
Commenting on how Coronavirus disease has massively affected the industry, someone commented, "WOW this corona s**t is f***in up everything." Echoing the sentiment, one person added, "Smh corona messing up moves."
Even though the postponement was inevitable because putting everyone's well-being should be the top priority, that didn't stop fans from feeling disappointed. "Damn. Right when we need power in case they make us stay indoors," one noted. "Yeah but 50 what we gonna watch now when we're ill with coronavirus, your shows are the illest knowwhatimsayin #trailerparkboys," someone else wrote.
As reported back in February, Starz ordered 3 "Power" spin-offs, "Power Book III: Raising Kanan", "Power Book IV: Influence" and "Power Book V: Force", in addition to the already announced "Power Book II: Ghost".
"Raising Kanan" is set to follow Kanan Stark during the '90s as a prequel series. "Influence" will center on the character of Rashad Tate, while "Force" will tell the story about Tommy Egan leaving New York for good. As for "Ghost", the upcoming show will continue where the original series leaves off.
"In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time," said Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz. "These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of 'Power' 's most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set 'Power' in a class of its own."