March 10, 2014 8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Starz's 50 Cent Drama 'Power' Books Diane Neal (Exclusive)
Starz's upcoming nightclub drama series Power has enlisted Diane Neal.
The Law & Order: SVU alum has booked a recurring role on the drama series from executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
STORY: Starz Orders Nightclub Drama Series 'Power' From EP 50 Cent
The eight-episode series revolves around James "Ghost" St. Patrick (The A-Team's Omari Hardwick), a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire and turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double-life. When he's not at the club, he's the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York, catering to a very exclusive 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.
Neal will play Cynthia Sheridan, a woman who works as an event planner who handles their yearly events. Repped by Greene & Associates, Levity and Jackoway Tyerman, Neal's credits include NCIS, Suits and White Collar.
The Good Wife's Courtney Kemp Agboh created the drama and will executive produce and serve as showrunner on the CBS Television Studios series. Mark Canton (300) and Randall Emmett (End of Watch) will also executive produce the eight-episode drama, which will debut in the summer on Starz. Watch the trailer for Power here.