'Dark Blue' star Omari Hardwick has signed on to star for Starz. The thirty-nine year old actor, who's first name means "highest/most high," will take the lead role in Starz' upcoming drama series 'Power.'
Actor and musician Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is one of the producers behind 'Power,' along with Mark Canton and Randall Emmett. The show is about James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Hardwick), a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: Ghost is living a double life as the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York. 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' is from CBS Studios and has received an eight-episode beginning order from Starz. Carmi Zlotnik, Starz Managing Director, had the following to say about Starz' handsome new leading man: "when we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character." Hardwick previously starred in 'Saved' as well as 'Dark Blue,' and has appeared in several prominent feature films including 'Kick-Ass' and 'The A-Team.' More recently, Hardwick starred with Whitney Houston in the feature 'Sparkle.'
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has been branching out as a producer of late, having recently produced the Nicholas Cage & John Cusack film 'The Frozen Ground.' 'Power' will be Jackson's first ongoing television series as a producer.