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Power: Starz TV Show Renewed for Season Two

8/13 update: Hear that season two of Power has been cancelled?

Power TV show: season 2Starz has handed down another early renewal. After just one airing, the cable channel has renewed their new Power TV series for a second season. Production will begin on the next 10 episodes this September.

Here are the details:

STARZ CHARGES UP FOR A SECOND SEASON OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES “POWER”

Production Slated to Resume September 2014 with a Ten-Episode Second Season of the New York Drama

Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Creator and Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh Return

Beverly Hills, Calif., June 11, 2014 – Starz announced today a season two pick up of “Power,” the New York-based drama starring Omari Hardwick. Creator, showrunner and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and fellow executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, David Knoller and Randall Emmett will return for the sophomore season. Production is set to begin on the 10-episode second season in and around New York, as well as at its home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn this September.

The eight-episode first season of this visionary crime drama is set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade, and follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick as he attempts to leave his illegitimate lifestyle behind.

“I am so grateful to Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, and everyone at Starz for their support of ‘Power.’ I am thrilled and excited to have the opportunity to create a season two that we plan to be bigger and better than the first,” shared series creator Courtney Kemp Agboh.

“‘Power’ is a project extremely close to my heart and working with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik and the Starz team has been the perfect fit for this. Viewers may be loving the start of season one now, but season two will blow them away,” says executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.

About “Power”

“Power” tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner, James “Ghost” St. Patrick, 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.

Lead Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls, Kick Ass, “Being Mary Jane”) is joined by Lela Loren (Snitch, “Gang Related”), Naturi Naughton (Fame, “The Client List,” “Mad Men”) and Joseph Sikora (Jack Reacher, Safe, “True Detective”). Rounding out the cast are Andy Bean, Sinqua Walls, Adam Huss, Greg Serano, Lucy Walters, Kathrine Narducci and Luis Antonio Ramos. La La Anthony, Diane Neal, Victor Garber, J.R. Ramirez, Debbi Morgan, Shane Johnson and Enrique Murciano also appear.

The series is created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), who serves as executive producer and showrunner. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton (300, Immortals, 300: Rise of an Empire), Randall Emmett (End of Watch, 2 Guns, Lone Survivor) and David Knoller (“Big Love,” “Carniv├ále”) also serve as executive producers. The series is produced in association with CBS Television Studios.

About Starz

Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R) pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of March 31, 2014, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.3 million subscribers, including 21.9 million at STARZ, and 34.4 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ(R) and ENCORE(R), along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX(R), air over 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY. Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

About CBS Television Studios

CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of primetime network programming, with the #1 and #2 dramas, “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” and the #1 new comedy “The Millers” which also ranks as the third most watched network comedy. The studio’s roster of popular and critically-acclaimed programs also includes the phenomenally successful CSI franchise, “Elementary,” starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, the Peabody Award winning series “The Good Wife,” starring multiple award winner Julianna Margulies, “Under the Dome,” last summer’s most watched program; “Reign,” the hit CW series, the daytime talk show “The Talk,” and BET’s #1 scripted show “The Game.” Upcoming new series include “NCIS: New Orleans,” “CSI: Cyber,” “The Odd Couple,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion” for CBS and “Jane the Virgin” and “The Messengers,” for The CW in addition to the highly anticipated summer event “Extant” starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry.

What do you think? Have you checked out this series? Do you think it should have been renewed?

 

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Barbara August 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

“Power” starts production in September, it won’t return in September. The new season won’t return probably until next spring or summer of 2015.

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Linda August 3, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I loved the series and can’t wait to see what to see what Curtis (50 cent’s) character stirs up on the street and in Ghost’s life

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phebee August 3, 2014 at 12:42 am

The best sex scenes ever!!!!

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Anonymous August 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

Excellent very well written show. My family does not miss an episode.

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Yes!! August 3, 2014 at 12:22 am

Love this show! I’m hooded. So very glad it was picked up for a second season.

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Katara August 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

YES!!!!! I totally live this show and drop everything to watch and I have it set up on my DVD for when I’m not. I can’t wait for the next season to start! Please hurry I need to know what’s going to happen next!!!!!!!!

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Susan batchelor August 2, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Love it the best series that has come on on a long time.
It has twists n turns n hidden truths that’s what makes it exciting.

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sassyl August 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Yes i enjoyed the first season i looked forward to watching it every saturday at 8 pm in milwaukee wisconsin. Im pisses that 50 play a dirty guy in the game but i love it i look forward to the second season ooh i cnt wait im able to get this on dvd i want the whole collection i watch this every saturday faithfully havnt miss an episode and i have at&t uverse so i added but all the episodes ive saved from day 1 it expires in september so im looking forward to the new season i true fan thanks for giving us something new and interesting to watch on saturday when there isnt anything to watch thanks Cant’t wait……thanks!!!!!!!!

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Theresa walker August 2, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I love this show!!! Once it comes on I cannot take my eyes off the tv. I am so happy there is a season 2. Thanks Starz! Wonderful job!

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Big Man August 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm

The best series on T V period!!! Love the show and the cast, many twists and turns and hidden agenda’s, my kind of ish!!! Do ya thing 50, big ups to lady producer too, promise to learn your name too…

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Raidergirl209 August 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm

So my boyfriend and I started watching this when his friend told him about this show called Power on Starz… He said you got to watch this. At that time it was on the 3 rd episode. So love demand… We watched one and was hooked! I hope they keep it going for awhile… Can’t wait to see the last episode of season 1 tonight…Good job producers!

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teresa jones July 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I love this show!!! Can’t wait for season 2.

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DJ July 29, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Love the show. 2 X a week , not enough.

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Lela Hlton July 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Love Love the show wish it as on twice week. Great job 50 cent.

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lela hilton July 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

The show will return in september

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