Starz Announces More ‘Power’ Spin-Offs, All Coming To Starzplay UK
US network Starz has today announced three more spin-offs to the ‘Power’ universe from prolific creator, writer, producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, all of which will be coming exclusively to Starzplay in the UK.
The original series, which has just concluded it’s 6th and final season, followed Omari Hardwick as James St. Patrick, a ruthless, intelligent drug-dealer known as “Ghost”, who wanted to leave the criminal world to pursue legitimate business interests as a nightclub owner. Starz had previously announced ‘Power Book II: Ghost’, which picks up where the original series leaves off, starring world-renowned recording artist and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige, Method Man and several members of the original cast.
Now they are adding three more spin-off series – ‘Power Book III: Raising Kanan’, which is a prequel story that takes viewers back to the ’90s and the early years of iconic “Power” character Kanan Stark; ‘Power Book IV: Influence’, which follows Rashad Tate (played by Larenz Tate) in his ruthless pursuit of political power; and ‘Power Book V: Force’, in which fans will ride along with Tommy Egan (played by Joseph Sikora) after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.
“In television history, only a select few shows have inspired four consecutive series extensions, launched into active production and development at the same time,” commented Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “These new and exciting chapters will continue the journey of some of Power’s most controversial characters while featuring a growing ensemble of complex, distinct characters along with the high-octane drama that set Power in a class of its own.”
Previously, ‘Power’ had aired on Netflix in the UK, but all four of the spin-off series will be available exclusively across Starz’ global footprint on its international platform STARZPLAY, giving subscribers worldwide access to episodes day and date with the U.S. for the first time.
All of the ‘Power’ series are executive produced by series creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Also serving as executive producers on the series are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Salek and Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.
For those of you confused as to what is STARZPLAY, it is an addition “add-on” channel you can get via Amazon Prime Video, Virgin Media and Apple TV. This is an additional service and costs £4.99 a month. You can also get it directly via the StarzPlay app on Android and Apple. Over the past few months, it has been building a solid list of high-quality shows, making it well worth the additional fee, which you can turn on and off month by month, so if you want to subscribe for a few months and binge through things, then turn it off, go for it!
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