Starz has renewed its drama series “Power” for a fourth and fifth season following the record-setting ratings performance for Sunday’s season-three premiere.
The multi-season renewal is the first for the drama from Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and creator Courtney A. Kemp, and will make it the longest running series to date on Starz – eclipsing “Spartacus” which ran for four seasons and “Outlander” which was recently renewed for a third and fourth season.
Starz moved “Power” from Fridays to Sundays for season three, the season premiere drawing in 2.26 million total viewers which is up 58% percent from the season-two premiere. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht says in a statement:
“In today’s content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today. 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.”
“Power” is currently airing on Starz.