Power Season 5 to premiere on Netflix UK on 2nd July
Staff Reporter | On 17, May 2018
“I used to think we could outrun anything…” That’s the sound of Power returning for Season 5 this July.
From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney A. Kemp (The Good Wife), the series delves into the seductive nightlife of New York’s elite and the violent underworld of international drug cartels.
The series was acquired by the streaming giant back in 2016, making Netflix its exclusive UK TV home. Now, with the show returning for a fifth season this summer, we can confirm that episodes will once again be avaialable to watch online in the UK, thanks to Netflix. Episodes will be released in the UK within 24 hours of their US air date, starting from Monday 2nd July at 8.01am. Episodes will then arrive on Netflix UK every Monday.
The show, which follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who owns a popular New York nightclub, catches up with him as his alliance with Tommy and Kanan becomes more dangerous – and as he undergoes a personal quest for vengeance.
Here’s a trailer:
Power Season 4 to premiere on Netflix UK within 24 hours of US air date
25th June 2017
Season 4 of Power will premiere on Netflix UK this June, with episodes available to watch online from tomorrow.
50 Cent’s drama, which follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who owns a popular New York nightclub, was acquired by the streaming giant last year, making Netflix its exclusive UK TV home. Now, with the show returning for a fourth season on Starz on 25th June, we can confirm that episodes will be released in the UK within 24 hours of their US air date this summer, starting from Monday 26th June at 8.01am. Episodes will then be released on Netflix UK every Monday.
Season 4 sees Ghost seeking redemption, as his darkest hour arrives, leaving him no longer ahead of the game. The 10-episode run picks up after his arrest by former girlfriend Assistant US Attorney Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) for the murder of FBI Agent Knox, which he did not commit. Can Ghost overcome the FBI, the media, old enemies and himself?
Here’s a trailer – or, for more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in July, click here.
Netflix UK snaps up rights to 50 Cent TV show Power
1st April 2016
Netflix UK has acquired the rights to 50 Cent’s TV show, Power.
The Starz Original drama follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who owns a popular New York nightclub – and trades in the city’s illegal drug network on the side. When he realises he wants to get out of the drug ring, though, and support both his business and mistress, things start to go off balance.
The show was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and is produced by Curtis Jackson, aka. 50 Cent, with the rapper also playing the recurring part of Kanan in the show. He is joined by a cast that includes Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora. Jackson also co-wrote the show’s theme tune, Big Rich Town, with Joe.
The programme first aired in the US back in 2014, when it was also released straight to digital platforms in the UK. Despite being renewed for a second – and, last year, a third – season, though, Starz failed to secure a TV or SVOD distribution deal for the drama.
At the time of its premiere, the channel held talks with players in the UK, before deciding on the pay-per-view online release, in the hope that it would boost interest in the show’s rights.
“We feel very strongly about the show and its value,” a Starz spokesperson told THR at the time. “We didn’t just throw it out there to throw it out there. We are still in discussions, but we haven’t gotten what we think it deserves.”
Now, though, that tactic has finally paid off: the first two seasons of the series are available on Netflix UK.