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First Trailer For STARZ's 50 Cent-Produced Drama 'Power' Starring Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 5, 2014 4:34 PM
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The STARZ Original drama Power is all set for an 8-episode first season, each an hour-long, premiering later this summer (exact date still to be announced).

Executive Producer Curtis50 CentJackson will also act in the series in a recurring role, with star Omari Hardwick playing JamesGhost St. Patrick’s, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner, who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.

The cast is led by Omari Hardwick who is joined by Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick, wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James; Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, childhood best friend and business partner to “Ghost” and Lela Loren plays Angela Valdes, an old flame of James’s who unexpectedly reenters his life.

The series is created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), who will serve as executive producer and show-runner. Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, and David Knoller also serve as executive producers. The series is being produced in association with CBS Television Studios.

Rounding out the cast are Andy Bean, Sinqua Walls, Adam Huss, Greg Serano, Lucy Walters, Kathrine Narducci, Luis Antonio Ramos, La La Anthony, Elizabeth Röhm, J.R. Ramirez and Debbi Morgan.

Watch for it on STARZ this summer.

In the meantime, the network has released a first trailer for the series which is embedded below:

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7 Comments

  • Yorkie | March 6, 2014 5:53 PMReply

    Love it! This is a good look for Omari! Happy for Naturi too. I loved her in Notorious and I have been following her work. She's dope! I will def be watching!

  • catch&release | March 6, 2014 8:51 AMReply

    One season!

  • scripttease | March 6, 2014 8:20 AMReply

    One more comment...... 50 cents has some type of obsession/fetish with being a gangsta or something!!

  • Scripttease | March 6, 2014 8:16 AMReply

    Let me guess, the wife wants him to remain corrupt, while the White Angel convinces him to go legit, and leave the dope game behind, and for that alone, I doubt I'll be tuning in.

  • Shanae | March 6, 2014 8:00 AMReply

    Hmmm....Omari Hardwick is a decent actor, he's much better to just look at though. The 30 or 40 second clip that S&A showed a few months ago left me more excited than this minute long clip. That can't be good.

    And Naturi Naughton? Black directors are dying to make her a great actor, huh?

  • Guyver | March 6, 2014 2:18 AMReply

    Agreed... Omari is a great actor who deserves more opportunities. Sadly, everything in this trailer has been seen before and done to death. It's 2014, not 1999.

    Are we really still telling the lowly street entrepreneur moving up the drug game only to find himself out of his league and over his head, while simultaneously being betrayed by those he trusts story still?

    Would be great to see him playing a hero or something.

  • Fan | March 5, 2014 5:47 PMReply

    Excited to see Omari getting work since he's been putting in his time. The trailer left a lot to be desired though. Will still be tuning in.

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