Sunday’s Season 3 premiere pulled in 2.26 million viewers — the premium cabler’s best original series debut numbers yet and the most-watched episode of any Starz original ever. The Season 3 premiere was up more than 58% from the Season 2 and 389% from Season 1 premieres, respectively.
This is the first multi-season pickup for the New York-based series starring Omari Hardwick. Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp will return alongside executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon.
“In today’s content landscape, it is challenging for a series to stand out, but Courtney is a singular voice working in television today, said Starz CEO Chris 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. … The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan.”
Said Kemp: “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.”
Said Jackson: “I knew Power was going to be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton. The fans support for the show has been the driving force of its success, and I can’t wait to bring them two more seasons full of action and suspense.”