50 Cent’s hugely popular crime drama on Starz is filled with more plot twists, deaths and amazing actors than you would expect.
Power is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows on TV.
the 9 interesting facts
9) Walter White & Breaking bad
In Omari Hardwick describes his character “Ghost” in the series as the opposite of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad (2008).
Each season revolves around James St. Patrick making tactical decisions. The character of James St. Patrick reflects the part of the king; the character of Ghost represents a queen; the characters of Tommy and Tasha are his bishops; the characters of Procter and Angela work as his knights; the characters of Julio and Dre are used as rooks/castles; and all other characters on Ghost’s side are pawns.
This is why the show features so many chess references.
7) season 3
The season three debut became the most watched episode of any Starz original series ever. The orginal title was previously held by season two of Outlander..
Naturi Naughton, who plays Ghost’s wife, Tasha, was an original member of the R&B trio 3LW. She toured with Destiny’s Child, and appeared on the 9/11 benefit single “What More Can I Give?” with Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and others.
Her trajectory to acting carried the musical spirit, as she portrayed Lil’ Kim in 2009’s Notorious.
Joseph Sikora plays Tommy Egan. Sikora himself has acted alongside luminaries such as Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Shutter Island).
But did you know hat his first big co-star came from the world of sports, as his first TV gig was a commercial starring Michael Jordan?
4) 50 Cent's old New York neighbourhood
In Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora) hung out in 50 Cent’s old neighbourhood Jamaica, Queens for a few evenings to make sure their roles were portrayals were authentic. “Joe and I did Jamaica, Queens, two nights in a row. Late, late, 3 a.m. in the morning late,” Hardwick said.
3) fighting with empire
Despite being two very different shows on different TV networks, Power and Starz are fierce rivals. In the past 50 Cent has traded light-hearted jabs on social media with ‘Cookie’ actor Taraji P. Henson.
2) games of thrones
Power was the most popular show on premium cable behind HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Now thats an accomplishment,.
1) american football
Ghost actor Omari Hardwick attended the University Of Georgia on a football scholarship and played alongside former Pittsburgh Steelers player Hines Ward. Hardwick has also reportedly mentored NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Draymond Green.