Starz is keeping its flagship series Power around a little longer. It was announced today by the premium cable network that they have renewed Power for both a fourth and fifth season. This comes just two days after its third season premiere.
Sunday’s premiere drew 2.26 million viewers, the best numbers a Starz series debut has hit to date, and the most-watched episode of any original series ever for the premium network. Compared to season two premiere, it was up 58% and a whopping 389% from the first season premiere.
Power was created by Courtney A. Kemp and executive produced by 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,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. “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.”
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 knew Power was going to be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton,” Jackson said. “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.”