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Watch First 7 Minutes Of New Starz Series 'Power' (50 Cent-Produced Drama Starring Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
May 30, 2014 1:44 PM
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POWER

Starz's highly anticipated new original series Power will debut just over a week from now, on Saturday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT. Ahead of that premiere, the network has released the first 5 minutes of episode 1 online, which I've embedded below.

Executive produced by Curtis 50 CentJacksonPower is a crime drama set in two different worlds - the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.

James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?

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

Power will also feature Andy Bean as ‘Greg’, Sinqua Walls as ‘Shawn’, Adam Huss as ‘Kantos’, Greg Serano as ‘Medina’, Lucy Walters as ‘Holly’, Victor Garber as ‘Simon Stern,’ Sonya Walger as ‘Madeline Stern,’ Kathrine Narducci as ‘Lavaro’, Luis Antonio Ramos as ‘Ruiz’, La La Anthony as ‘LaKeisha’, Diane Neal as ‘Cynthia’, J.R. Ramirez as ‘Julio’, Debbi Morgan as ‘Estelle’, Shane Johnson as ‘Saxe’, Enrique Murciano as ‘Lobos’, Vinicius Machado as ‘Nomar’, Dominic Colon as ‘Anibal’, J.P. Serret as ‘Sabueso’ and Audrey Esparza as ‘Liliana’.

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

Power premieres on Saturday, June 7th at 9pmET/PT on Starz with an eight hour-long episode first season.

For more information visit the series Facebook Page and follow @Power_ Starz on Twitter. Join the conversation with #PowerTV and #STARZ.

Watch the first 5 minutes of episode 1 below, and be sure to read Jai's interview with star Naturi Naughton HERE, in which she talked about the series and more.

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6 Comments

  • karmel sundae | July 31, 2014 1:40 AMReply

    This is one of the best shows I've seen in a long time. I love it! Better than any reality Show thus far. I watch pretty much all if them. I wish I could congratulate 50 cent in person. I am addicted to this show. Each week I have anxiety waiting til Saturday for new episode. I will be so sad when season ends. Anyone know how the shows reviews are going? I give it A +

  • Brooklyn | June 25, 2014 11:10 AMReply

    Even with crime the interracial element is thrown in. Impossible for a loving black couple to be portrayed. I'll watch a couple more episodes but so far, yada yada yada.

  • TVDIVA | June 23, 2014 2:54 PMReply

    The show is pedestrian, at the very least. Nothing original, nothing new. Been there, done that.
    Enough Said!

  • CheSmart99 | June 6, 2014 4:34 PMReply

    This is so typical of Big Box Media to make a show based off the "modern family" making it to a fortune 500 company in the day while selling drugs at night. Hollywood can keep trying to shove this image into the minds of young black men & the entire world that we have to sell drugs to make it in this world. We as a people have evolved from that era of "crack dealing" We are business owners, Real Estate Tycoons, Moguls, Chef’s, Designers, Lawyers, Accountants, Doctors, Teachers, just to name a few. So Mr. Curtis "50cent" Jackson, please stop trying to re-live your crack dealing days through the minds of our youth. It’s the new millennium, seems that you all are stuck in the 90's with this “started from drug dealing” theme.

    Try Again
    Mgmt.

  • filmloverladyeo | May 30, 2014 4:04 PMReply

    Looks good. Great cast. Love Omari Hardwick.

    Hopefully, producers will pay as much attention to presenting a good story as they do to the razzle-dazzle.

  • Al Woodley | May 30, 2014 2:54 PMReply

    Looks awesome,,, great cast!!!

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