Among the new series headed to Starz at some point this year is Power, a drama that's created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Starz released a very brief teaser for the series today, which pops the champagne and fires a gun in anticipation of this new drama.
The teaser is set to 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno" and focuses on a champagne cork being popped and a gun being fired. The bullet and cork seem to switch back and forth, bouncing and settling as a shell in front of a New York City skyline as the title word Power appears…
It's the teasiest kind of teaser, as it shows nothing from the actual show but gives us a hint of what's to come, showcasing luxury and crime, with a hint of New York City and the sound of 50 Cent in our ears. But that merging of violence and decadence is actually a bigger clue about the plot of the the series, which is said to be "a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds — the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade." Bottle service and bullet service at your um… service.
Starz gives us a bit more to go on in the "About" page of the Power website, stating that the story centers on James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a guy who has it all, with a gorgeous wife, amazing penthouse and the hottest club in the city, Truth, where the rich and the famous go to let loose. "As its success grows, so do Ghost's plans to build an emptier." The bigger picture involves the fact that Truth is actually a front for Ghost's criminal underworld, which includes supplying drugs to the wealthy and powerful. The description implies that Ghost may be looking for a way to go legit, but getting out may prove to be a major challenge.
In addition to the above teaser, Starz also shared this photo of stars Omari Hardwick and Joseph Sikora taking a moment to perfect their craft...
There's no official premiere date yet, but we'll be sure to update you once Starz sets a date. And hopefully we'll see a full trailer for this series soon enough!