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    Starz Renews Drama ‘Power’ for Season 6

    Starz has issued an early sixth season renewal to drama “Power” from Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Debuting on June 7, 2014, “Power” follows James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), nicknamed “Ghost”, owner of “Truth”, a popular New York City nightclub. In addition, he is a major player in one of the city’s biggest illegal […]

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    Starz Acquires Docuseries ‘America to Me’

    Starz has acquired the unscripted 10-part docuseries “America to Me,” created by filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”), and produced by Participant Media and Kartemquin Films. The logline: “America To Me” follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago’s Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country’s most exemplary and diverse […]

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    Starz Orders Original Series ‘Vida’

    Starz has greenlit a new series called “Vida” (formerly titled “Pour Vida”), a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking […]

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    Starz to Develop Action-Drama ‘Black Samurai’

    Starz is developing the action-drama series under the working title “Black Samurai” with Jerry Bruckheimer Television starring Academy Award winner Common (“John Wick 2,” “Suicide Squad”), who will also executive produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA (“Kill Bill 1 & 2,” “American Gangster”) and Mitchell Diggs will also executive produce for […]

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    Starz Orders Supernatural Drama ‘The Rook’

    Starz has given a series order to the drama thriller “The Rook” from “Twilight” saga author Stephanie Meyer, Lionsgate and Liberty Global. Based on the novel by Daniel O’Malley, “The Rook” will follow a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering amnesia and surrounded by bodies, all wearing latex gloves. As she […]

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    Starz Renews ‘American Gods’ for Season Two

    Starz has picked up a second season of original series “American Gods,” produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), following its premiere on April 30. Based on the novel of the same name, the series focuses on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a man serving three years in prison. With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow […]

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    Hulu Acquires Starz’s ‘Black Sails’

    Hulu has acquired subscription the streaming rights to seasons one through three of Starz drama “Black Sails,” as well as the fourth and final season when it becomes available. Debuting on January 25, 2014, “Back Sails,” created by Jonathan E. Steinberg, is the prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.” It takes place 20 […]

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    Starz Announces Limited Series ‘Howards End’

    Starz, with the BBC, will co-produce the limited series “Howards End,” based on the classic E.M. Forster novel from screenwriter and playwright Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea,” “Gangs of New York”). Executive produced by Playground in association with City Entertainment and KippSter Entertainment, this four-part limited series explores the changing landscape of social and […]

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    ‘Outlander’ to Return on Starz for Season Three in September

    Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced that season three of Golden Globe nominated drama “Outlander,” based upon “Voyager,” the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling “Outlander” series, will open in September. The logline: The story picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to […]

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