STARZ picks up Power for season three

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 11 June 2015

Fresh off a record-setting second season premiere, STARZ has announced a season three pick-up of Power, the New York-based drama starring Omari Hardwick.

Power is a crime drama set in two different worlds: the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.

The second season premiere of Power logged 1.43 million Live+SD viewers, making it the most ever for a STARZ Original series season premiere episode. More than 3.62 million Live+SD viewers watched the episode over the initial weekend on the network.

"I am thrilled to learn that season three of Power has been officially ordered by STARZ," said show creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh. "It is an honour 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."

Production on the third season is scheduled to begin in September 2015 at the series' home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. A ten-episode run has been ordered.