What Happened to Redman in 'Power Book II: Ghost'? Here's the Reality

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Apr. 28 2023, Updated 10:34 a.m. ET

Redman in a green shirt and black hat at the Beats Music Launch Party at Belasco Theatre on Jan. 24, 2014
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As the Powerverse continues to grow, viewers continue to be introduced to new characters. In many instances, new characters can help provide background info about the main characters. Case in point: Theo Rollins (Redman).

In Power Book II: Ghost, fans first got introduced to Theo during Season 2. Davis MacLean visited Theo when he was in prison.

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Since MacLean comes off as being a sketchy lawyer, it makes sense that he has connections with folks in prison. And it turns out that the Theo and MacLean are brothers.

However, a last-minute recast has left viewers wondering what happened to Redman in Power Book II: Ghost. Here’s the lowdown.

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Redman’s character, Theo Rollins, was recast and 'Power Book II: Ghost' fans are upset.

Folks who have been waiting to see the development in Theo and MacLean’s storyline aren't too happy.

In Episode 3, viewers got the shock of their lives as it turns out that Theo Rollins has been recast. The big reveal came when Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson) visited the prison to have a chat with Theo about his case.

To the surprise of many viewers, Redman was nowhere in sight and a new actor was revealed in the role instead.

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Why did Redman leave 'Power Book II: Ghost'?

The social media rumor mill claims that Redman was allegedly recast after he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccination. However, Redman has been noticeably mum about the recast.

Not to mention, 50 Cent, the writing team, and Starz have all been united with silence about the matter as well.

Social media users are calling out the casting team and demanding answers. But only time will tell if we learn the truth.

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Theo Rollins has now been released from prison and is starting his liver treatment.

A wise person once said, "I am my brother’s keeper," and Theo is the true epitome of the saying.

MacLean has been hell bent with doing whatever he can to get Theo released from prison. After all, MacLean revealed that his brother took the rap for him on a manslaughter charge he would have faced at 21 years old so he could pursue his studies at Columbia Law.

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Not to mention, Theo currently suffers from hepatitis B and D, and is fighting for his life. And since Theo's incarceration bars him for being eligible for a medical trial, time is of the essence.

Theo Rollins, Cooper Saxe, and Davis MacLean in a jailhouse meeting 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Source: Starz
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During MacLean and Saxe's jailhouse meeting with Theo, they realized that he isn't ready to see the parole board. So, Saxe decides to hatch a plan to bribe a parole board member so they can set Theo free. Keep in mind, Saxe is doing this to further trap MacLean in the RICO charge while also trying to prove his loyalty to him.

After MacLean says that he's on board with the bribery plan, he provides Saxe with thousands of dollars to make the transaction. And of course, Theo was set free.

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Davis MacLean (Method Man) in a dark suit and tie on 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Source: Starz

Interestingly, MacLean's efforts have seemingly come back to bite him. Theo is upset with MacLean for taking illegal measures to secure his release. And after the pair meet at a helicopter hanger to toast to their win, Theo tells MacLean to drop him off at the treatment facility and not to visit him. Tough blow!

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Theo Rollins and Cooper Saxe in a meeting at the jail on 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Source: Starz

Will Theo Rollins become a main character on 'Power Book II: Ghost'?

Given that Theo is now out of jail, there's a chance that his role can expand in the series. Also, if Theo’s medical trial is a success, there's a lot for writers to work with.

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The writing team can explore MacLean helping Theo get his life back together and also go deeper into their family dynamic.

Fans couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities!

Davis MacLean (Method Man) holding a drink in a brown paper bag on 'Power Book II: Ghost'
Source: Starz

Truth be told, it was nice to see Method Man and Redman back on the screen together. After all, it has been over 20 years since the duo appeared in How High in 2001.

However, it appears that Starz is set on their decision on moving forward with Jordan Mahome as the new Theo Rollins. And to be quite honest, Jordan is doing a great job with the role.

Catch new episodes of Power Book II: Ghost Fridays at 9 p.m. EST on Starz.

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