Following the record breaking premiere of the third season of “Power” on Sunday, July 17, the show has been renewed for two more seasons.
Starz made the announcement on Tuesday, July 19.
It’s the first multi-season renewal for the hit show from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Now this is what we call good news. #PowerTV is coming back for Seasons 4 AND 5. pic.twitter.com/3swpRVC31q
— Power (@Power_STARZ) July 19, 2016
2.26 million viewers tuned in on Sunday, a 58 percent increase from the season 2 premiere. It’s the most watched Starz original series ever, according to Variety.
Wow! Episode 1 of @Power_STARZ was the most watched episode in @STARZ history!!! Scary thing is, we’re just getting started.
— Rotimi (@Rotimi) July 19, 2016
50 Cent and Courtney A. Kemp’s hit show “Power” continues to gain a bigger audience
“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, via Variety. “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.”
You know its gonna get crazier and crazier POWER Renewed for SEASON 4 & 5 https://t.co/nQoldKbU6P pic.twitter.com/7Xd7DBTsN0
— 50cent (@50cent) July 19, 2016
“Chris Albrecht and the Starz team have believed in this show from the very beginning,” Kemp said. “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.”