In June Starz green-lighted new drama series from executive producer Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent, and creator Courtney Kemp Agboh.
Earlier today 50 Cent posted the first artwork from the upcoming series via his instagram, I'm sure an official trailer is not too far behind.
“Power” tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, 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: Ghost 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.
Omari Hardwick (photo above) will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who's most notable roles were in “Sparkle,” “For Colored Girls” and “The A-Team.”
Starz managing director, Carmi Zlotnik said:
“Omari is an actor of incredible range and versatility.”
“When we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character. We look forward to him bringing Ghost to life on the screen.”
I'm definitely looking forward to what 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp Agboh have in store.