Starz green-lights 50 Cent-produced Power
Michelle Clancy | 17-06-2013
STARZ has given the green-light to Power, an hour-long original drama series executive-produced by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson.
Power tells the story of James 'Ghost' St Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
"STARZ has given our team an opportunity to explore a world of beauty, luxury, danger and death, all against the struggle of one man to define his nature and his soul," said executive producer and show-runner Courtney Kemp Agboh. "While the power and peril of Ghost's world are specific, we hope to address the truly universal questions we all face when we look in the mirror: who am I? Where am I going? Who do I want to become?"
"We are thrilled to add Power to our growing original programming line-up for 2014," said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. "Curtis has a unique and specific vision for the series, lending it an authenticity and voice rarely seen. Courtney has created a rich world and characters not often explored in contemporary drama. There is a rawness and soul to the character of Ghost as he struggles to live between these two worlds that we believe will leave an indelible mark on the audience and stay with them after the credits roll."
The first season will be eight hour-long episodes and will begin filming in late 2013. STARZ retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.