Calling 50 Cent a rapper would be remiss. Whether he’s involved in flavored water deals, acting, or showing up at NASCAR races pushing headphones, one would be foolish not to recognize that this guy has just a bit of power. As if acting wasn’t enough, 50 Cent is flexing that power as Executive Producer of a STARZ Original Series show appropriately titled “Power.” The show which was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) is a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds – the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. 50 will have a recurring role of Kanan, an old friend of the main charector James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s played by Omari Hardwick. Other cast members include Lela Loren, Joseph Sikora, and Naturi Naughton who will play the role of Ghost’s wife and confidant, Tasha St. Patrick. Naughton is best known for her role as Lil’ Kim in the biopic film Notorious about the life and murder of The Notorious B.I.G. After watching the trailer we were hooked (no pun intended). Check it out and let us know what you think.
VIDEO: Power Trailer
James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. his club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network serving only the wealthy and powerful.
As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?
VIDEO: “A Way Out” :30 Tease
Take the jump to STARZ official website www.starz.com for more information on when you can expect to see Power on your television screen.