Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson exec produces and stars in “Power,” Starz’s hit breakout drama. Now in its third season, “Power” has become the pay-cabler’s most successful series, opening its summer season with a record audience. The drama moved to Sunday nights for Season 3, marking a new scheduling move for Starz, which has proven to have paid off.
“From the beginning, I was like, ‘This is it.’ I anticipate the projects that I work on being a hit,” Jackson told Variety in an interview conducted in our Los Angeles headquarters, prior to the series’ Season 3 premiere.
“I expect to continue success with this project, and if it didn’t continue to go up, I’d be like, ‘What’s wrong with these people?'” Jackson said with a laugh. “It’s better than it was last season! What’s the problem? I expect it to get bigger.”
Jackson’s premonition was correct, as “Power” — which is heading into its fifth episode this Sunday — is averaging around 2 million viewers for the current season, up from Season 2.
In Variety‘s interview (below), Jackson talks about the challenges of playing his character Kanan, the music and the future of the series.
When asked how many more seasons he foresees “Power” airing, Jackson quipped: “My lucky number is seven… it’s doable, but I’m not sure if Kanan can survive for seven seasons!”
Good news for fans: “Power” has already been renewed for a fourth and fifth season.
Watch Jackson’s interview about “Power” below: