The premium cable channel teases its new summer drama executive produced by the rap star
Starz’s upcoming drug-trade drama, “Power,” executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will debut in Summer 2014 with eight hour-long episodes.
Starz produced a hip hop-soaked teaser for the series with champagne corks flying and a gun unloading its bullet – a gesture toward the series’ glamorous yet dangerous setting.
TheWrap has the exclusive first look at the teaser (video above).
Currently shooting in New York City, “Power” follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), who’s living a double life as a wealthy New York City nightclub owner and the leader of NYC’s high-end drug trade. In the process, Ghost has endangered his business and his family. Can he leave the drug trade behind and make his nightlife business a legit Fortune 500 enterprise?
Hardwick leads the ensemble cast, which includes Lela Loren as Angela Valdes, an old flame of James’s who unexpectedly reenters his life; Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick, wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James; and Joseph Sikora, who plays Tommy Egan, Ghost’s childhood best friend and business partner.
50 Cent and La La Anthony will also appear on the drama in recurring roles.
Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”) created “Power” and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Alongside 50 Cent, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and David Knoller serve as executive producers in association with CBS Television Studios.
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