How far the mighty have fallen! Dressed in custom-tailored suits, James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) used to be a nightclub mogul – but now, in orange scrubs, he’s simply another inmate awaiting trial.
EW has a first look at Power season 4, which picks up after Ghost’s arrest at the hands of ex-girlfriend Angela Valdes (Lela Loren). And as one might expect from a guy who just last season was counting on getting out of the game, Ghost is none too happy about being falsely accused as a suspect in the death of FBI Agent Greg Knox (Andy Bean) in the season 3 finale. In fact, as seen in the photo above, Ghost looks shattered and close to the brink of crying – a scene pretty far removed from his days as a drug dealer used to settling scores with the flick of a handgun.
“Angela was the one person who he felt really had his back in terms of knowing who he wanted to be, and who believed he could be that person,” Hardwick told EW last month. “But now he’s left to think, ‘I didn’t really know this person.’ He’s hurt, and he’s vulnerable.”
Luckily for Ghost, it seems as though he won’t be going through his latest ordeal solo since his wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) – from whom he had recently separated – is back in the picture following their surprising romantic reconciliation last season. Just look at the photo below – dressed to kill in somber black, Tasha seems every inch the ride-or-die she’s always prided herself on being.
Still, Ghost has a case to build and a trial to get through – and it won’t be at all easy. First of all, there’s Angela – judging by her face in the EW exclusive photo below, she’s definitely not feeling much sympathy for her former lover – and there’s a new state attorney on the case by way of series newcomer Sung Kang.
His introduction comes by way of the behind-the-scenes video below that takes fans into the making of the STARZ hit show’s fourth season at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. “I feel like the new kid,” says Kang, while Joseph Sikora, who plays Ghost’s scheming BFF Tommy teases of the season ahead, “Things explode in a way that wouldn’t be expected.”
Created and produced by Courtney A. Kemp and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Power returns to STARZ during summer 2017.