There is no love lost for Tariq on Starz’ Power.
The teen (portrayed by Michael Rainey Jr.), who clocked in at No. 2 near the end of last season on our ranking of characters we despise the most, very well may be perched at the top spot by now.
With the show’s fifth season premiere on Sunday night (July 1), all of the buzz on social media was about the polarizing character:
— Shayla Loroncia (@Sweetdivine81) July 2, 2018
— your mother. (@KailaTiller) July 2, 2018
— MaxineWatersTime (@MaxinesTime) July 2, 2018
— IAmHopeWright♥¨`*•. (@IAmHopeWright) July 2, 2018
— princess (@asapchululu) July 2, 2018
— Wisdom (@CtrlMyWisdom) July 2, 2018
— Shameika R Writes ???????????? (@Mofochronicles) July 1, 2018
I see Tariq still has a chokehold on that top spot for the “most annoying character in the history of television” award. #PowerStarz
— Ernest Jr. (@EShepardJr) July 1, 2018
— Aisha (@Kitobear13) July 1, 2018
— Born Sinner (@AntWheels) July 1, 2018
— Kai Akins (@Jedi_Kai) July 1, 2018
Power season five picks up with James “Ghost” St. Patrick in a dangerous alliance with his former drug partner and brother-in-arms, Tommy Egan, and mortal enemy, Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns the death of his daughter, Raina, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new professional heights. But with this newfound publicity, his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. Ghost is blind to new enemies and, as the Feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.
Created by Courtney Kemp, the series straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. Omari Hardwick leads the cast as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in elite New York City; Joseph Sikora as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays Ghost’s fierce wife, Tasha St. Patrick; and Lela Loren is his first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes. Rotimi, 50 Cent and Rainey Jr. also star.
Kemp executive produces alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.
The show is also produced by G-Unit Films and Television, the production company launched by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Canton’s Atmosphere Entertainment MM.