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Starz Orders 3rd Season of ‘Power’ Following Record-Setting Season 2 Premiere Ratings Numbers

Starz Orders 3rd Season of ‘Power’ Following Record-Setting Season 2 Premiere Ratings Numbers

I’m not surprised, on the heels of yesterday’s announced record-setting season 2 premiere numbers. In fact, I suggested that a 3rd season had been all-but officially secured, thanks to the figures.

We can now make it official, as Starz has indeed ordered a 3rd season of its hit sophomore drama series, “Power.”

The second season of Starz drama “Power” premiered on Saturday, June 6, drawing 1.427 million viewers. Not only were those numbers a series high, they were the highest ratings ever for an episode of a Starz original drama, the cable TV network announced yesterday.

The drama series made its highly anticipated return for a second season, last Saturday, June 6th at 9pm ET/PT. 

This second season of “Power” features ten hour-long episodes, a bump from the first season’s order of eight episodes. The now-ordered 3rd season will also comprise of 10 episodes.

Creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh said, “I am thrilled to learn that season three of ‘Power’ has been officially ordered by Starz. It is an honor to work with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, Ken Segna and the whole Starz team. Their support has been steadfast from the beginning, and I look forward to a bright future together.”

“’Power’ is a project I have been passionate about since day one,” said executive producer and star Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. “I am glad the audience loves the show as much as we do, and we are just getting started.”

Production on the 3rd season is scheduled to begin in September 2015 at the series’ home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn.

Assuming none of these key characters dies this season, we can expect to see Omari Hardwick reprise his role as James “Ghost” St. Patrick; Naturi Naughton as Tasha St. Patrick; Lela Loren as Angela Valdes; Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan; Sinqua Walls as Shawn; and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as Kanan.

Although it was just last week when, Speaking to TV Line, series creator, Courtney Kemp Agboh, dropped a few season 2 bombs that may or may not come as surprises to fans of the series. The most significant: the show will lose “someone that we have been invested in,” she shared, adding that “a character is killed by someone who you never see coming.” 

Obviously she doesn’t share specifics, but, at least when it does happen, it won’t be a shock, now that you’re prepped for it. But maybe it really shouldn’t be a surprise anyway, given the dangerous, violent world the series is set in; like last season, characters will die. I suppose that keeps things interesting – keeps audiences guessing and engaged.

We have 9 more episodes to find out…

From Executive Producer Jackson and show creator and Executive Producer Courtney Kemp Agboh (“The Good Wife”), “Power” season two picks up right where it left off: James “Ghost” St. Patrick doubling down on his drug business to save his nightclub and dream of a legitimate future. Ghost’s work troubles pale in comparison to juggling his relationship with his wife, Tasha, and his first love, Angela, who’s also an Assistant US Attorney investigating his drug organization. Ghost is set further back from his dream by his business partner, Tommy, who loves the drug game, and his former mentor, Kanan, fresh out of jail and looking for revenge.

Season two has Ghost in a race against himself: Can he get out of the drug game alive before Angela discovers who he is?

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