50 Cent continues to add more business sense to his already lucrative empire with a new original drama. Starz and Curtis Jackson are teaming up to deliver a new series aptly called Power.
The show revolves around James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy nightclub owner in New York City trying to turn his business venture into a Fortune 500 company. But as the city’s biggest drug-dealing kingpin, his double life soon threatens his marriage, family and the career he's always pursued.
“This is a passion project for me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found a home with Starz," said Fif in a statement. "I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team on making Power a hit show."
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht says the eight-episode series, created by the Queens rapper and Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), is set to debut in 2014. "Curtis has a unique and specific vision for the series, lending it an authenticity and voice rarely seen," Albrecht said. "Courtney has created a rich world and characters not often explored in contemporary drama. There is a rawness and soul to the character of Ghost as he struggles to live between these two worlds that we believe will leave an indelible mark on the audience and stay with them after the credits roll."
This wouldn't be 50’s first venture into the film and television business. Last month, he joined forces with boxing legend, Lou DiBella, to work on the documentary Tapia, which delves into the life of the late Mexican boxer, Johnny Tapia, and made its premiere this past weekend at the L.A. Film Festival.
Power is set to begin production later this year. - Alley Olivier
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