By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 21, 2013 at 5:57PM
One of 3 TV attachments on Fiddy's slate, the hour-long drama series for the Starz network, titled Power, was given a series order by the network a couple of months ago, for a 2014 debut.
Power will center on a New York nightclub owner who skirts the line between legitimacy and criminality.
"Power" tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, 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: Ghost 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.
Today brings word that Omari Hardwick has landed the starring role in Power, playing the aforementioned James "Ghost" St. Patrick.
Randall Emmett of Emmett/Furla is exec producing the project, alongside Curtis Jackson and Mark Canton (300).
Courtney Kemp Agboh (writer and producer of The Good Wife) is writing the script, and will also serve as exec producer.
"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," says Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
The first season will be eight, hour-long episodes and will begin filming in late 2013.
The collab is all part on an ongoing relationship between Fiddy and Emmet/Furla that has seen feature films like Freelancers, and the upcoming thriller The Tomb, among others, produced.
Up next for Hardwick - Charles Murray's feature debut, Things Never Said, which will be out this fall. He'll also return to host Verses and Flow on TV One, next month.