Hardwick will play James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn 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 club, 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 wants to be most of all.
“Omari is an actor of incredible range and versatility,” said Starz Managing Director, Carmi Zlotnik. “When we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character. We look forward to him bringing Ghost to life on the screen.”
Hardwick’s previous film credits include: Sparkle, For Colored Girls, Kick Ass and The A-Team. He has also appeared in several television series, including: DARK BLUE, BREAKOUT KINGS and SAVED.
The first season of POWER will be eight, hour-long episodes and begins filming later this fall. It is expected to premiere on Starz in 2014. Starz retains all global distribution and home entertainment rights to the series.