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Teaser For STARZ's Upcoming Drama Series 'Power' Starring Omari Hardwick, Created By 50 Cent

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 23, 2014 5:43 PM
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The STARZ Original drama Power is all set for an eight hour-long episode first season, premiering later this year (exact date to be announced later).

Set in modern day New York, the series is being filmed in and around the city’s five boroughs, making it a major character throughout the season. 

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.

The series is expected to premiere on STARZ this summer.

STARZ has released a first teaser for the series (emphasis on the word "teaser") which is embedded below:

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  • Kiki | January 24, 2014 6:59 PMReply

    Soo dope! Love Omari! And Naturi is a beast! I'll be watching.

  • | January 24, 2014 4:15 PMReply

    as with anything 50 do, i aint expecting much but ima watch it anyway just to have something to do

  • Edwina | January 24, 2014 11:14 AMReply

    Sounds like SUPERFLY to me.

  • George | January 24, 2014 10:04 AMReply

    Starz proved itself in the comedy department with Party Down. Then started to show promise as growing premium cable network for low budget quality scripted originals with Spartacus. They branch into a period crime drama with Magic City and a Shakeperian political thriller with Boss. Both of which struggled creatively to find their own identity in the cable's anti hero age. Davinci demons has also turned out mediocre along with the import The White Queen. So with most of th credibility that Spartacus gave Starz gone I have little faith in their scrpted originals will ever be potentially good anymore. The only exception is the talent behind camera is the only reason to be optimistic about their future endeavors.

  • Shanae | January 24, 2014 8:06 AMReply

    You had me at "Starring Omari Hardwick, Created By 50 Cent."

    I'm excited for the show. Sounds like, if well directed and well written (I have my fingers crossed) it could be something like The Wire. Which I don't think the STARZ channel has ever had. So, this is big!

  • Mark | January 24, 2014 8:10 AM

    Sounds like you're easily pleased, Shanay-nay. My kinda gal! You'd best not run into ME on payday!

  • Biff | January 24, 2014 8:03 AMReply

    You can have the slickest package in town, but if you don't have the story on the page you got the same tired-ass straight-to-dvd story. Too much producing, not enough writing, it seems, these days. No worries, though. Everybody involved will make good money that first season.

  • Marshall | January 24, 2014 7:37 AMReply

    Awful. Cliched.

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