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Courtney Kemp on Power Book II: Ghost's Season 2 finale: "Look, there’s a lot in this show that is about family trauma and it’s about the perpetuation of family trauma"

Sunday's Season 2 finale marked the final hands-on episode for Power creator Kemp, who is departing as showrunner. "I want to commend the cast on what an amazing job they did this season and how much I appreciate their trust in me and how much I appreciate our cast, especially the cast of Ghost from Season 1 who trusted that people would watch Ghost," says Kemp. "You know, a lot of people said, I’m not going to watch it because Ghost is dead, but they watched. And they came back and I just want to say I’m so grateful to them and to our wonderful cast and crew for trusting me, you know, really for trusting me with their time and their careers." ALSO: Daniel Bellomy breaks down the Season 2 finale shocker.
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Power Book II: Ghost Finale: Exiting Show Boss Courtney Kemp on Killing [Spoiler], Bringing Back a Power OG

Sunday’s Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 finale marked the end of an era: It was Powerverse creator Courtney Kemp‘s final episode as a showrunner for one of her shows at Starz. And the executive producer went out with a bang. Several of them, to be exact.  The episode saw the death of not only Daniel Sunjata’s Mecca, who was fatally shot by Monet, but also Zeke (!), whom Lorenzo killed when he mistook the young man for Mecca. At the end of the episode, Monet got word that her son had been found dead… and Lorenzo didn’t say anything about pulling...
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‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Creator Courtney Kemp Talks Tonight’s Fatal Season 2 Finale, ‘Force’ Debut, Her Netflix Deal & Moving On

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details about tonight’s Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 finale. “Look, there’s a lot in this show that is about family trauma and it’s about the perpetuation of family trauma,” says Power Book II: Ghost creator Courtney Kemp of the Michael Rainey Jr. and Mary J. Blige-led series that unveiled a very deadly Season 2 finale tonight. “You see Tariq trying to end the cycle by getting his sister back to their mom,” the showrunner and Powerverse boss notes of Rainey’s character saving the Paris Morgan played Yasmine from being adopted and the Naturi Naughton portrayed Tasha. “You...
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Courtney Kemp Talks 'Power Book II: Ghost' And Creating Her Own Cinematic Universe At Starz

The mind behind 'Power' and all its subsequent spinoffs opens up about owning her Blackness and asking the universal questions in her crime drama brand. Courtney A. Kemp has managed to turn one hit show into five, dominating Starz’ ratings and lineup with multiple Power spinoffs. As she gears up to release the second season of Power Book II: Ghost, the sequel series that follows Tariq St. Patrick’s journey through college after killing his father, we caught up with Kemp to talk about what it takes to create a fan-favorite franchise.

‘Power’: Courtney Kemp Made Sure NYC’s Latinx Community Was Represented on the Show

Courtney Kemp’s Power has expanded well beyond the first series. The show chronicled the life of a drug kingpin, James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). Deciding he wanted to go completely legit, Ghost tried to step away from the drug game. However, his best friend/ business partner, Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), and wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) were skeptical.
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Inside ‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp’s Deal With Netflix

Courtney Kemp was always a high achiever from the get-go. She grew up in Connecticut and learned to read college material when she was only eight. As a child, she was raised in a racially imbalanced setting, leading to her face discrimination. Marginalization, however, did not deter her from pursuing her interest in literature. As early as 10, Kemp was feeding on the works of William Shakespeare. This love for the literary world would extend through high school, and lead her to get a Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University, and eventually obtain a Master’s Degree from Columbia University. In an ideal world, Kemp would be a professor of literature. In this one, however, she began by seeking jobs in publications such as Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. Kemp eventually landed a job at Mademoiselle, and subsequently went on to work for GQ. At GQ, Kemp got more than enough exposure to the industry, and, at some point, landed offers to adapt one of her articles into a television show. In her mid-twenties, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a screenwriter.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Courtney Kemp

Courtney Kemp’s face may not be familiar to you, but you’ve probably seen her name roll through the credits several times. Kemp has been in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, but she is most well known for being the writer of the hit series Power and its spin-offs. Courtney’s creativity and dedication to her craft have earned her the respect of people all over the entertainment industry. Power may be what she’s most famous for now, but she has a lot of other things she wants to share with the world and she’s looking forward to adding to her resume in the years to come. Continue reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Courtney Kemp.
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‘Power’ Creator, Courtney Kemp Signs Deal with Netflix!

Congratulations are in order for one of our favorite cretaors in entertainment!. Power creator, Courtney Kemp has just signed an eight-figure deal with Netflix! Deadline has reported that the four year deal will allow Kemp to create new series and projects through her ‘End of Episode’ banner. Kemp will still...

‘Power’ creator Courtney Kemp signs huge deal with Netflix

50 Cent’s business partner and “Power” franchise creator Courtney Kemp made a power move in Hollywood this week and signed an eight-figure overall deal with Netflix. Under the new deal, Kemp will create new series and develop other projects for a global audience through her End of Episode production company. The television writer and producer could also make a few more coins in the four-year deal with a few incentive bonuses packed in based on the success of the projects.

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Moves Overall Deal to Netflix

Courtney A. Kemp is on the move. The Power creator is moving to Netflix with a rich overall deal. Under the multiple-year pact, which sources say is valued in the high eight-figure range with bonuses baked in that could elevate it to nine figures — Kemp and her End of Episode production company will create and develop new series and other projects at the streamer. The deal marks a blow for Lionsgate TV, where Kemp — who turned Power into a five-show franchise for the studio — was previously housed under an overall deal dating back to 2015. Under her last deal,...

‘Power’ show creator Courtney Kemp on women rising, winning NAACP Image Awards

Courtney Kemp created a modern masterpiece with the hit series “Power,” where mayhem, murder, mystique, mendacity and raw sensuality are intermingled into one electrifying show. The series catapulted the careers of Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton, Michel Rainey Jr. and others. One shudders to think this spellbinding NAACP Image...