Tony Yayo, Jeremih, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Kidd Kidd, and Lloyd Banks perform as G-Unit during the 'Power' season two premiere event with a special performance from 50 Cent, G-Unit and other guests on June 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo : Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Starz)
“Power” is set to return for its third season. The show has been a huge success on Starz, being the network’s most-watched original series and garnering 1.43 million viewers during the Season 2 premiere.
Vine Report wrote that “Power” has a total viewership of 3.62 million. The story focuses on New York City, particularly its glamorous lifestyle and the drug trade. The show is executively produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
“’Power' is a project I have been passionate about since day one. I am glad the audience loves the show as much as we do, and we are just getting started," said 50 Cent in a report by The Wrap.
Courtney Kemp Agboh, creator and executive producer of the series, also shared her excitement upon learning that Starz officially asked for the third season of “Power”. She said how it was an honor to work with Chris Albrecht, Ken Segna, Carmi Zlotnik and other members of the Starz team. She said that their support was constant from the start and that she looks forward to a bright future together.
The Urban Daily wrote that in “Power”, the story focuses on James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), owner of a popular New York Club who is also an essential figure in one of the drug networks in the city. The crime drama also features Ghost’s wife, Tasha (Naturi Naughton), and Ghost’s girlfriend, Angela (Lela Loren). Agboh said that there will be no flashbacks in Season 3. The backgrounds of Ghost, Angela and Tommy may be featured in the upcoming episodes, but fans will not be seeing younger versions of the characters until the series finale.
Actress Lucy Walters also told SOHH that the people in production are currently in the writers room and that they are working on Episode 7 of Season 3. Walters said that Agboh has a very tight shift and does not want the actors to go very far ahead. She said that she has no knowledge of how the story would unfold in the meantime. Walters said that they would not get the episode until a few days before they start shooting. She added that they have table reads just shortly before filming and that is the only time that they get to see the script.
“Power” Season 3 will be comprised of 10 episodes and filming will start in New York in September 2015. There is no official release date yet, but the show is expected to premiere in June 2016, following the launch patterns of the first and second seasons.