On the heels of the success of Starz’s drama Power, the series’ executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is expanding his relationship with the pay cable network, signing an exclusive two-year overall deal to develop new projects while continuing as an exec producer on Power.
“Starz has been the perfect partner to make Power the success that it is and I am looking forward to developing many more record-breaking series with them,” says Jackson.
Power season two averaged more than 6.8 million viewers per episode, on track to become the most watched season ever for a Starz original series, according to the network. The August 15 Power second season finale set a new Starz series record with 2.39M viewers in Live+3, besting the previous week’s record-setting audience (2.29M for episode 209).
Production on the 10-episode third season of New York-based Power began this month at the series’ home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh is back for Season 3 alongside Jackson and fellow EPs Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.
“Curtis is a wonderful hands-on producer and actor on Power and we look forward to expanding his roles behind-the-camera with Starz over the next two years,” said Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz.
Power is a valuable property for Starz, which owns all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series, sold in more than 175 countries/territories worldwide.
Jackson is repped by APA and attorneys Stephen Savva and Eric Feig.