Why was actor Omari Hardwick chosen to play Ghost in #power? @50cent speaks out

POWER season 6 saw the end of drug kingpin Ghost. But why was actor Omari Hardwick initially picked for the role?

PUBLISHED: 08:31, Fri, May 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:23, Fri, May 1, 2020

Power came to a brutal end earlier this year as James "Ghost" St Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick) was killed off after six dramatic and often violent series. The Starz crime drama may not see the return of Ghost but the show will be resurrected in the shape of four spin-off series. Each of the new shows is going to be about some of the other characters in the original series and what happened to them following his demise.


WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Power.

There are plenty of memorable characters in Power who have continued to keep fans entertained for six years.
From Tommy Egan's (Joseph Sikora) aggressive outbursts to Kanan Stark's (Curtis Jackson) unpredictable and scheming nature, the cast is a big part of what makes the show so gripping.
But essentially, Power is about James "Ghost" St Patrick and his journey to becoming a legit businessman.
As without Ghost at the heart of Power, there wouldn't have been a story to tell as all of the characters revolve around him.

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Power ghost omari hardwickWhy was Omari Hardwick chosen for the role of Ghost in Power? (Image: Starz)

Ghost tommy powerActors Joseph Sikora and Omari Hardwick as Tommy Egan and Ghost. (Image: Starz)

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However, at the end of series six, Ghost was in fact killed off after his son Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) shot him at Truth nightclub, causing him to fall from the balcony.
Ghost then died in friend Tommy's arms as Tariq made his getaway.
The makers of Power are now working on four spin-off series, none of which feature Ghost as all bar one take place following his death.
The only series which doesn't shows what happens next is Power Book III: Raising Kanan which is a prequel about Kanan's

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