Series will follow a nightclub owner/drug kingpin
Starz will unleash its “Power” on June 7.
The network said Tuesday that its new drama “Power,” from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will premiere June 7 at 9 p.m.
Starz also released a music video for the song “Big Rich Town,” which will serve as the series’ main title theme.
The series, which stars Omari Hardwick (“Sparkle”), tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who seems to have 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 an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
“Big Rich Town” was performed by Jackson, with Eif Rivera — who's worked with Jackson, as well as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar and Fat Joe — directing.
“For me the musical component of ‘Power’ is so important; I wanted to let the music speak to the viewers as they are watching the show and being able to create the theme song, ‘Big Rich Town,’ was crucial as it sets the tone of the show,” Jackson said of the track. “The audience will also get the chance to hear additional music off my latest album, ‘Animal Ambition,’ as the theme of the album translates into events portrayed in the show.”
Watch the video below for “Big Rich Town,” which features never-before-seen footage from “Power.”