AceShowbiz - "Power" is getting stronger in its third season. The season 3 premiere on Sunday, July 17 saw a big jump in viewership, drawing 2.26 million live-plus-same-day viewers, the biggest number of audience for the show so far.
Thus, it's no surprise that Starz is putting a lot of faith in the crime drama series by ordering two more seasons of it. The cable channel announced on Tuesday that it renewed the gritty gangster drama from executive producer Curtis "%c50 Cent%" Jackson and creator Courtney A. Kemp for a fourth and fifth season.
Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht said 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," he added. "The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan."
Kemp also commented on the two-season renewal, "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 am humbled by this vote of confidence from the network and the opportunity to continue to employ our excellent cast and crew, who work tirelessly to bring this show to life."
50 Cent added, "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."
Starz moved "Power" from Friday nights to Sundays for season three, which turned out out to be the right decision as the show now performs stronger than ever.