By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 23, 2014 at 5:43PM
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 Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will also act in the series in a recurring role, with star Omari Hardwick playing James “Ghost” 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: