Starz announced today the continued expansion of the Power universe from prolific creator, writer, producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Three additional distinctive, gripping chapters will have audiences captivated for years to come following the Power series finale tonight.
Power has been one of the most successful series in premium pay television during its six-year run, garnering more than 10 million multiplatform views in its last two seasons.
With the launch of the expanded Power Universe, all of the new Power series will be available exclusively across Starz’ global footprint on its international platform STARZPLAY, giving subscribers worldwide access to episodes day and date with the U.S. for the first time.
“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz.
“These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own.”
In addition to the previously-announced Power Book II: Ghost, which will pick up where the original series leaves off, starring world-renowned recording artist and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige, Method Man and several members of the original Power cast, a prequel and two spinoff sequels have been greenlit. All four series will be produced by Lionsgate Television.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel story that takes viewers back to the ‘90s and the early years of iconic Power character Kanan Stark.
Power Book IV: Influence follows Rashad Tate (played by Larenz Tate) in his ruthless pursuit of political power.
And in Power Book V: Force, fans will ride along with Tommy Egan (played by Joseph Sikora) after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.
The Power series are executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television.
Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Salek and Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich.
Power is a two-time NAACP Image Award-winning drama, which premiered on the premium cable network in 2014 and is the most-watched franchise for Starz. The series straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade.
The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of NYC; Joseph Sikora as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays Ghost’s fierce wife Tasha St. Patrick; and Lela Loren is his first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes.
Don’t miss the teaser for the newly-announced Power universe below!