‘Power’ and ‘Empire’ will continue to compete against one another for at least the next two years. According to reports, SStarz has ordered a third season of “Power,” — coming on the heels of the show’s record-setting season-two premiere on Saturday.
Saturday nights premiere set a new Starz record as the most-watched episode of an original series in the channels history. The episode brought in 1.43 million viewers, a tally that rose to 3.62 million in the live-plus-same-day ratings.
“I am thrilled to learn that season three of ‘Power’ has been officially ordered by Starz. It is an honor to work with Chris Albrecht, Carmi Zlotnik, Ken Segna and the whole Starz team,” series creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh said of the renewal. “Their support has been steadfast from the beginning, and I look forward to a bright future together.”
Added 50 Cent, “‘Power’ is a project I have been passionate about since day one. I am glad the audience loves the show as much as we do, and we are just getting started.”
The 10-episode third season will begin production in New York in September.