(AllHipHop News) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s new series Power, the story of a wealthy nightclub owner in New York City, was picked up by Starz for its 2014 programming schedule. The show was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show), and 50 will be one of the program’s executive producers.
“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,” said 50.
Power centers around James “Ghost” St. Patrick a businessman who is trying to build his brand into an empire. His main complication to achieving that goal is his other profession. Ghost is also the city’s biggest drug kingpin. The husband and father most figure out how to leave his criminal life behind and transition into the legit world.
“We are thrilled to add Power to our growing original programming lineup for 2014,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “There is a rawness and soul to the character of Ghost as he struggles to live between these two worlds that we believe will leave an indelible mark on the audience and stay with them after the credits roll.”
Power was commissioned for 8 episodes by Starz. CBS Television Studios will produce the program with Jackson, Mark Canton (300), and Randall Emmett (16 Blocks) serving as executive producers. Kemp Agboh will also take on the position of showrunner.
“Starz has given our team an opportunity to explore a world of beauty, luxury, danger and death, all against the struggle of one man to define his nature and his soul,” said Courtney Kemp Agboh. “While the power and peril of Ghost’s world are specific, we hope to address the truly universal questions we all face when we look in the mirror: who am I? Where am I going? Who do I want to become?”
Production for Power is set to begin later this year. The series will debut in 2014.