Starz Network Orders 50 Cent Based Drama Series Set In New York Nightclub For 2014 Debut

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by Tambay A. Obenson
June 14, 2013 1:46 PM
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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

One of 3 TV attachments on Fiddy's slate, the hour-long drama series for the Starz network titled Power, has been given a series order by the network, 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.

Randall Emmett of Emmett/Furla is exec producing the project, alongside Jackson and Mark Canton (300).

Courtney Kemp Agboh (writer and producer of The Good Wifeis writing the script for Power, 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.

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2 Comments

  • ScriptTease | June 17, 2013 2:56 PMReply

    I have to give Curtis his props, he is one hell of a business man.

  • Garfield Montoya | June 15, 2013 7:22 AMReply

    Word on the street is that Curtis is also being considered for the lead in the American version of "Luther".

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