Starz announced today that its highly anticipated new original series Power will debut on Saturday, June 7th at 9pm ET/PT with the release of Executive Producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's new music video for "Big Rich Town." The single, which was created specifically for the show and will serve as the main title theme, is performed by 50 Cent and features never before seen footage from the New York based crime drama from Emmy nominated writer Courtney Kemp Agboh. Starz also released the official key art for the series, along with the full music video which you can see below.
From acclaimed director Eif Rivera, known for his work with 50 Cent and G-Unit, Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, and Fat Joe, the song the vocals of multi-Grammy nominee R&B singer Joe. The video was shot at various locations in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, NY.
Here's what executive producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson had to say about his new song in a statement.
"For me the musical component of Power is so important; I wanted to let the music speak to the viewers as they are watching the show and being able to create the theme song, 'Big Rich Town,' was crucial as it sets the tone of the show. The audience will also get the chance to hear additional music off my latest album, Animal Ambition, as the theme of the album translates into events portrayed in the show."
Power tells the story of a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade.
James "Ghost" St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and Infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost's plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It's a front for Ghost's criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful.
As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you're in, can you ever get out?
The cast is lead by Omari Hardwick (Sparkle, For Colored Girls, Kick-Ass) who is joined by Lela Loren (Snitch, Gang Related), Naturi Naughton (Fame, The Client List, Mad Men) and Joseph Sikora (Jack Reacher, Safe, Boardwalk Empire). Hardwick stars as main character 'James "Ghost" St. Patrick'; Loren plays 'Angela Valdes', an old flame of James's who unexpectedly reenters his life; Naughton will play 'Tasha St. Patrick', wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James and Sikora plays 'Tommy Egan', childhood best friend and business partner to "Ghost."
Power will also feature Andy Bean as 'Greg', Sinqua Walls as 'Shawn', Adam Huss as 'Kantos', Greg Serano as 'Medina', Lucy Walters as 'Holly', Kathrine Narducci as 'Lavaro', Luis Antonio Ramos as 'Ruiz', LaLa Anthony as 'LaKeisha', Elisabeth Röhm as 'Cynthia', J.R. Ramirez as 'Julio', Debbi Morgan as 'Estelle', Shane Johnson as 'Saxe', Enrique Murciano as 'Lobos', Vinicius Machado as 'Nomar', Dominic Colon as 'Anibal', J.P. Serret as 'Sabueso' and Audrey Esparza as 'Liliana'.
The series is created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (Emmy nominated for The Good Wife), who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Mark Canton (300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Escape Plan), Randall Emmett (End of Watch, 2 Guns, Lone Survivor) and David Knoller (Big Love, Carnivale) also serve as executive producers. The series is being produced in association with CBS Television Studios.
Power premieres on Saturday, June 7th at 9 PM ET/PT on Starz with an eight hour-long episode first season.
To purchase "Big Rich Town," please visit iTunes.