Paris – MIPTV announces the exclusive preview of the upcoming Starz original drama series, Power, as the MIPTV 2014 World Premiere TV Screening. The eight-episode first season was created by showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife) with Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, on board as Executive Producer and part of a stellar cast.

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, turning 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 nightclub, 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 has always dreamed of being. Set in modern day New York, the series will film in and around the city’s five boroughs, making New York a major character throughout the season.

“I am excited to host the World Premiere TV Screening of Power at MIPTV with Starz. We are looking forward to bringing this story to audiences around the world,” said Executive Producer Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson.

“Starz is thrilled to premiere Power at MIPTV 2014,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “It’s a universal story of power, seduction and the desire for redemption, all set against one of the most striking and glamorous backdrops in the world – New York City. We believe world-wide audiences will be swept up in the storytelling, the city and the music. MIPTV is the perfect setting to premiere Power.”

“We are honoured that Starz has chosen to showcase its latest major new series as a World Premiere TV Screening at MIPTV. This underlines the impact of the event, which is ideally suited to a show like Power that is bound to have wide appeal to the numerous international buyers and media present in Cannes,” said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM’s Television Division.