Omari Hardwick (Dark Blue) has been cast as the lead in Starz upcoming drama series Power, which hails from Courtney Kemp Agboh and 50 Cent. Hardwick has been cast as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite.
Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh, 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, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: 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. The drama series, which was received an order for 8 episodes, is being produced by CBS Television Studios with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton and Randall Emmett serving as executive producers under showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh. Production on Power is slated to commence later this year. Starz Worldwide Distribution retains international distribution rights.
“Omari is an actor of incredible range and versatility,” said Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz. “When we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character. We look forward to him bringing Ghost to life on the screen.”