'Power Book II: Ghost,' a drama television series that follows the father's death, Tariq St. Patrick's life in a different direction. Soon, he joins a dangerous Tejada crime family headed by Monet.
The Courtney A. Kemp show accomplishes this by encircling Tariq with funny, relatable characters that keep the plot moving and the viewers engaged. Other characters like Zeke, Davis, and Cane also help to keep things interesting. The show's 'Power Book II: Ghost' is a documentary on the same topic, but first and foremost, it's about authenticity.
Is Power Book II: Ghost a True Story?
'Power Book II: Ghost' is not based on a true story. It's a spin-off series from the original show. It's loosely inspired by the life of rapper/actor 50 Cent A.K.A. Curtis Jackson. However, there is one character in its cast who has real-life roots.
Mecca is a drug lord and Monet's past lover, and Zeke's father. As the episode progresses, more is revealed about him, and his character's influence grows.
Mecca is revealed to be a long-time global informant, i.e., a snitch at the end of season 2. His main character shares a lot of similarities with Whitey Bulger, the real-life organized crime leader. Bulger had been an informant for the FBI for years before going rogue and being hunted down in 2018.
Courtney Kemp, the show's creator, had revealed that Whitey Bulger was the inspiration for Mecca — or at least Mecca's snitch storyline in any case — and that while he was informing everyone else, the FBI allowed him to continue his business.
"They [The FBI] allowed him [Bulger] to continue to be a criminal, and eventually he had to be apprehended," she said, adding, "That's who it's based on." Ultimately, 'Power Book II: Ghost' is not based on a true story. However, it does take some inspiration for certain scenes from real events and real people.