Starz Greenlights New Series 'Power' Executive Produced By 50 Cent
Power, an hour-long original drama has been picked-up in an announcement made Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht, which will be executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), the series tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. Wanting to live the life in favor of the richness of being a great businessman, Ghost aims to turn his popular club into a Fortune 500 business.
There's only one hitch: Ghost is living a double life. On days when he is not in the club, he is the chief executive of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. No word on who will play the big, bad drug lord's clientage, but Ghost's marriage, family and business all become threatened as he attempts to leave "the life" in favor of becoming a rags-to-riches businessman.
"STARZ has given our team an opportunity to explore a world of beauty, luxury, danger and death, all against the struggle of one man to define his nature and his soul," says Courtney Kemp Agboh. "While the power and peril of Ghost's world are specific, we hope to address the truly universal questions we all face when we look in the mirror: Who am I? Where am I going? Who do I want to become?"
50 Cent lends his street credibility, wisdom and specific vision for the series; creating an authenticity that will surely play itself out episodically on screen. "This is a passion project for me and I couldn't be more thrilled to have found a home with STARZ. I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team on making Power a hit show," 50 says.
The first season will be eight, hour-long episodes and will begin filming in late 2013. Be sure to stay tuned to VIBE.com as we hope to bring you some exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at Power before it hits the small screen.