Starz Renews ‘Power’ For Second Season

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Starz has renewed their newest drama series Power for a 10 episode second season, TVWise has learned.

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 was created by The Good Wife producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and is being produced by CBS Television Studios. The show’s 8 episode first season stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Joseph Sikora, Adam Huss, Andy Bean, Sinqua Walls, Enrique Murciano, Luis Antonio Ramos, La La Anthony and Diane Neal.

The renewal for Power comes mere days after the series premiered on the premium cable network, bringing a gross audience of over 2 million viewers by the end of last weekend. It becomes the second of Starz’s original series to earn a renewal in the past month, with the network having handed a 10 episode third season order to Da Vinci’s Demons back in May.

“Power is a project extremely close to my heart and working with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik and the Starz team has been the perfect fit for this”, said executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. “Viewers may be loving the start of season one now, but season two will blow them away.”