Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Starz Renews 'Power' for 2 More Seasons

Two days after its third season premiere, Starz has renewed its original drama series Power for two additional seasons - bringing the show through its fourth and fifth seasons.

The Season 3 premiere on Sunday night was a part of a bigger move at Starz to program its original series on Sundays moving forward instead of Saturdays. The move proved to be wildly successful as Power returned to series high ratings - a 1.10 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 2.258 million total viewers.

The drama stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Lucy Walters, Adam Huss, Andy Bean, Luis Antonio Ramos, Shane Johnson, J.R. Ramirez, Rotimi, David Fumero, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Jerry Ferrara, Callan Mulvey and Michael Rainey Jr.

Courtney Kemp Agboh created the drama and executive produces with Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, David Knoller, Mark Canton and Randall Emmett.

"In today's content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today. In Curtis, we not only have an immense talent, but an executive producer who brings a unique perspective, an authentic voice and passionate fan base that has helped in a large part propel the success of the series," said Chris Albrecht, President and CEO, Starz. "Along with our executive producers and the talented Power cast and crew, they have created one of the most distinct dramas I've ever had the good fortune of putting on the air. The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan."

"Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning. Everyone here at Power is deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the fans of the show, which made today's announcement possible," added Kemp. "I am humbled by this vote of confidence from the network and the opportunity to continue to employ our excellent cast and crew, who work tirelessly to bring this show to life."

Jackson said, "I knew Power was going o be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton. The fans support for the show has been the driving force of its success and I can't wait to bring them two more seasons full of action and suspense."