Cynthia Littleton | Variety
Starz has ordered a third season of drama “Power,” on the heels of the show’s record-setting season-two premiere on Saturday.
The June 6 premiere set a new Starz benchmark as the most-watched episode of an original series in the pay cabler’s history. In live ratings the episode brought in 1.43 million viewers, a tally that rose to 3.62 million in the live-plus-same-day ratings.
Starz has ordered 10 episodes for season three.
The CBS Television Studios drama stars Omari Hardwick as a drug lord who lives a double life as a chic nightclub owner. Courtney Kemp Agboh is exec producer and showrunner along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.
“I am thrilled to learn that season three of ‘Power’ has been officially ordered by Starz. It is an honor to work with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, Ken Segna and the whole Starz team. Their support has been steadfast from the beginning, and I look forward to a bright future together,” Agboh said.
“’Power’ is a project I have been passionate about since day one,” added exec producer and co-star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. “I am glad the audience loves the show as much as we do, and we are just getting started.”
“Power” has blossomed as a key building block for Starz as the cabler ramps it up its original series offerings.
Curtis Jackson, Omari Hardwick