STARZ and CBS Television Studios are teaming up in a new series called “Power,” a drama about a New York nightclub owner and the double life he leads as head of the largest drug network in the city.
The show is executive produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and created by Courtney Kemp Agboh of CBS’s “The Good Wife.”
Jackson has produced 15 other titles and says “Power” is a passion project while Agboh, writer of the series, began her career writing for magazines, but then switched to television where she has written for shows such as “The Bernie Mac Show.”
Each episode will be an hour long and follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick and his struggle to keep his family, marriage and business together while striving to end the criminal aspect of his life.
STARZ Chief Executive Officer, Chris Albrecht, says the show “will leave an indelible mark on the audience and stay with them after the credits roll.”
“Power” also represents another collaboration between executive producers Mark Canton and Randall Emmett who were recently producers on “Escape Plan” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The drama series will be eight episodes for the first season and is set to begin filming in late 2013.