Power‘s season three premiere set a new viewership record for Starz and the network’s rewarding the show’s ratings growth with a two season renewal. Starz President Chris Albrecht announced the network has greenlit the series for seasons four and five following Power‘s July 17, 2016 third season premiere which drew in 2.6 million live+SD viewers, setting an original series network record. The audience grew to 3.37 million when adding in the first episode’s three Sunday night airings.
Power is the first of the original Starz series to make the move to Sunday nights, and the network’s other original series will subsequently make the transition to Sunday night airings as they premiere. The drama was created by Courtney A Kemp who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Curtis 50 Cent Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon also executive produce the popular series.
According to Starz, the season three premiere ratings were an 58% increase over season two. “In today’s content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today,” stated Albrecht. “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.”
Kemp added, “Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning. 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.”
Power Season Three Plot: Season three finds James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) as the owner of new nightclubs, out of the drug game and in a rekindled relationship with his first love, Angela (Lela Loren) — the Assistant United States Attorney sworn to bring him to justice. But just as they begin to believe James’ past criminal persona of ‘Ghost’ may finally be behind them, both are forced to face the consequences of running from a life from which no one gets away clean. James’ estranged best friend Tommy (Joseph Sikora) has just reunited with his newly returned love, Holly (Lucy Walters), but must attempt to not only rebuild Lobos’ devastated drug organization, but to kill ‘Ghost’ — turning brother against brother. James St. Patrick is on the verge of having everything he’s ever wanted, but will this new phase of his life end before it begins with old sins and the specter of ‘Ghost’ coming back to haunt him? Be careful what you wish for.