New drama drew more than 2 million viewers during its premiere weekend
Starz has given a second season to its new drama “Power,” which counts hip-hop star 50 Cent among its executive producers.
The second season will begin production in and around New York in September on the 10-episode second season.
The series premiered over the weekend, drawing more than 2 million viewers over multiple airings.
“‘Power” is a project extremely close to my heart and working with (Starz CEO) Chris Albrecht, (managing director) Carmi Zlotnik and the Starz team has been the perfect fit for this. Viewers may be loving the start of season one now, but season two will blow them away,” 50 Cent (born Curtis Jackson) said.
The series stars Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York nightclub owner who leads a double life as the drug kingpin of a lucrative network for high-level clientele.
“Power” was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), who serves as executive producer and showrunner. In addition to Agboh and Jackson, Mark Canton (“300”), Randall Emmett (“End of Watch,”) and David Knoller (“Big Love”) also executive produce the series.