BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., July 24 (UPI) -- Starz says it has renewed Power, its New York-based drama starring Omari Hardwick and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, for two more seasons.
Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp will return alongside executive producers Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon for the fourth and fifth seasons, confirmed Chris Albrecht, the cable network's president and chief executive officer.
"In today's content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today," Albrecht said in a statement. "In Curtis, we not only have an immense talent, but an executive producer who brings a unique perspective, an authentic voice and passionate fan base that has helped in a large part propel the success of the series. Along with our executive producers and the talented Power cast and crew, they have created one of the most distinct dramas I've ever had the good fortune of putting on the air. The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan."
"Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning," Kemp added. "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," remarked Jackson. "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."