Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson

Starz has ordered Power, a new drama series from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, the network announced Friday.

Created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), who will also serve as an executive producer and showrunner, Power chronicles the life of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a New York City nightclub owner who also runs a prosperous drug network. Unfortunately, when he tries to leave his criminal ways behind him, his marriage, family and business all come under threat.

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"We are thrilled to add Power to our growing original programming lineup for 2014," Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. "Curtis has a unique and specific vision for the series, lending it an authenticity and voice rarely seen. Courtney has created a rich world and characters not often explored in contemporary drama. There is a rawness and soul to the character of Ghost as he struggles to live between these two worlds that we believe will leave an indelible mark on the audience and stay with them after the credits roll."

The first season will consist of eight episodes and will begin filming in late 2013.