Friday, May 9, 2014

Starz Summer 2014 New Series: 'Power' and 'Outlander'

The summer on Starz is highlighted by two new series drana Halt and Catch Fire and the fourth season of Hell on Wheels. Find out more below:

Power – Premieres Saturday, June 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp Agboh, Power tells the story of a visionary crime drama set in two different worlds, the glamorous New York club scene and the brutal drug trade. James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you’re in, can you ever get out?

The cast is led by Omari Hardwick, who is joined by Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton and Joseph Sikora.

Outlander – Premieres Saturday, August 9th at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Outlander is a unique drama based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. More than 25 million copies have been sold worldwide and the franchise has graced the New York Times best-sellers list six times. Written and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Outlander features a stunning and talented international cast including Irish actress, Caitriona Balfe who portrays Claire Randall and Scottish actor, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, a man who has been the central character in the fantasies of millions of female readers.

The Outlander series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history and adventure in one epic tale. It follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

The fervent online fanbase totals over a half-million and when the ‘first-look’ photo of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser posted on the Starz social channels, it outperformed other introductions of lead characters for properties such as The Great Gatsby (Gatsby), Hunger Games (Katniss), Game of Thrones (Ned Stark), and NBC's Dracula (Dracula). Additionally, when Sam was cast as Jamie Fraser, the fans took it upon themselves to make their voices heard and put him on E! News’ “Hottie of the Week” charts two weeks in a row (which is very rare, if not unprecedented). In addition, #Outlander trended (was one of the top ten things being talked about on Twitter) numerous times during NY ComicCon.

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