Starz has renewed Power for Seasons 4 and 5, keeping the series out of the cancellation reaper’s reach for a while yet, and perhaps entirely.
Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht said of the two-season renewal:
“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. The fans have let it be known loud and clear that they cannot get enough of Ghost, Tommy, Tasha, Angela and Kanan.”
Creator Courtney A. 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 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.”
Exec producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson said:
“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.”
While Power has a five-season plan, Starz has yet to confirm whether the fifth season will be the last in the series, enabling it to end on its own terms as things stand, or whether the network will push for a sixth. Stay tuned…