Starz has added Lela Loren (pictured left; Snitch, “Gang Related”), Naturi Naughton (Fame, “The Client List,” “Mad Men”) and Joseph Sikora (Jack Reacher, Safe, “Boardwalk Empire”) to the cast of the upcoming hour-long Starz Original drama series “Power,” executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (“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,” “Carnivàle”) serve as executive producers in association with CBS Television Studios.
Lela Loren joins the cast as Angela Valdes, an old flame of lead Omari Hardwick’s James “Ghost” St. Patrick who unexpectedly reenters his life. Naturi Naughton will play Tasha St. Patrick, wife, confidant and willing accomplice to James. Joseph Sikora joins the cast as Tommy Egan, childhood best friend and business partner to “Ghost.”
“Power” tells the story of wealthy New York City nightclub owner, James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who caters to the city’s elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
Power will begin production on an eight hour-long episode first season this fall and is expected to premiere on Starz in 2014. Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.