The first of three projects helmed by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has received a series order from the Starz Network. The hour-long drama, Power, starring Omari Hardwick, will make its debut in 2014.
Power will center on a New York nightclub owner who skirts the line between legitimacy and criminality and tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Hardwick), 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.
Randall Emmett of Emmett/Furla is exec producing the project, alongside Jackson and Mark Canton (300).
“This is a passion project for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found a home with Starz. I look forward to working with this incredibly talented team on making ‘Power‘ a hit show,” says Jackson.
The first season will be eight, hour-long episodes and will begin filming in late 2013.
Jackson’s latest project is a part of his ongoing relationship between Emmet/Furla and himself that has produced films such as Freelancers and the upcoming thriller, The Tomb.
The good news continues for Hardwick, who is co-starring in the upcoming film, Charles Murray’s feature debut, Things Never Said. Hardwick will also return to host Verses and Flow on TV One, next month, as well.