We’ve been keeping tabs on Starz’s “Power” since the first season aired back in June 2014. It seems we are not the only series geeks that follows the intriguing crime drama with great interest. The hit TV show starring and executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson officially scored an early renewal, just days after its second season debuted on June 6. Fans of the show will be pleased to know that a 10-episode third season will be heading our way. The renewal comes several days after the second season premiere broke the record as the most-watched Starz original series season debut in the channel’s history with 1.43 million viewers. The record was previously held by the premiere of “Spartacus: Vengeance” with 1.39 million viewers on January 27, 2013.
Series creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh says:
“I am thrilled to learn that season three of ‘Power’ has been officially ordered by Starz. It is an honor to work with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, Ken Segna and the whole Starz team,” “Their support has been steadfast from the beginning, and I look forward to a bright future together.”
50 Cent adds:
” ‘Power’ is a project I have been passionate about since day one. I am glad the audience loves the show as much as we do, and we are just getting started.”
We mentioned last week that “Power” is one of our 5 TV Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now. Production on the third season of “Power” is scheduled to begin in September in New York. Omari Hardwick takes on the lead role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, the New York druglord with a dream to make it big and ditch the drug trade. Hardwick portrays his character confidently and sells the idea of the street educated thug, husband and father in a designer suit very well. The show also stars Lela Loren, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton and Sinqua Walls to name a few.
Check out the official Synopsis:
“From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”) comes “Power”, a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds – the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides a ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?”