This is one new series that didn’t hook me; I watched the first 3 episodes, and moved on, so I haven’t seen the entire first season. Although it’s definitely a hit for the Starz network, so my eyeballs certainly aren’t missed, as hundreds of thousands of you tuned in every week, leading up to the season finale, which drew its highest audience, at just over 1 million.
It’s actually one of those rare new TV series that grew in viewership from one episode to the next – from just about 490,000 for episode 1, the season premiere, to over 1 million viewers for the finale. That’s more than double from beginning to end. Clearly it has an audience, and maybe I’m just not a member of that audience.
C’est la vie…
The second season of “Power” premieres on Starz on June 6, 2015.
Ahead of that, if you haven’t seen the first season, and you’re interested, or if you did watch, but want to revisit it before season 2 starts, you should know that the entire first season will be out on Blu-ray and DVD next month, with bonus features that include behind-the-scenes footage and featurettes of interviews with cast and creators: $59.99 for the Blu-ray, and $49.98 for the DVD set – both with 460 minutes of content.
“Power: The Complete First Season” is currently available on all digital platforms by the way, if you don’t want to wait for the hard discs.
“Power” tells the story of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for some very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be.
The series cast includes Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora. 50 Cent, La La Anthony, and Victor Garber.
The series hails from Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”).
Bonus features include featurettes titled: “The New Series,” “The Style of Power,” “NYC – The City of Power,” and “The Music of Power.”