Great news for fans of the hit show ‘Power‘. Starz has renewed the drama for seasons four and five, according to multiple reports. The news comes after the drama’s third season opener scored record numbers for the network.
Reportedly, the season three premiere drew record numbers with 2.26 million live-plus-same-day viewers. The rise in viewership was also a promising sign for Starz as Power was the network’s first original series to make the move from Saturday to Sunday evenings in a bid to compete with pay cablers HBO and Showtime.
In addition to the two-season renewal, Starz also has overall deals with both Kemp and Jackson. Kemp says,
Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning. Everyone here at ‘Power’ is deeply grateful for the tremendous support we have received from the fans of the show, which made today’s announcement possible. I am humbled by this vote of confidence from the network and the opportunity to continue to employ our excellent cast and crew, who work tirelessly to bring this show to life.”
I knew ‘Power’ was going to be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton. The fans support for the show has been the driving force of its success and I can’t wait to bring them two more seasons full of action and suspense.
The series follows James St. Patrick, nicknamed “Ghost,” owner of a popular New York City nightclub “Truth.” In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal drug networks. He struggles to balance these two lives, and the balance topples when he realizes he wants to leave the drug ring in order to support his legitimate business, and commit to his mistress. He also has to keep his marriage with Tasha (Naughton) and his relationship with AUSA agent Angela Valdez (Loren). With help from his partner in crime Tommy Egan (Sikora), he tries to manage a double life.
Congrats to them!