Hulu Nabs Streaming Rights to Starz Drama 'Power'

50 Cent Power Starz - H 2014

50 Cent Power Starz - H 2014

The streamer has nabbed the first two seasons of the series from Courtney Kemp Agboh and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

Hulu has acquired the streaming rights to the Starz drama Power from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

The deal with Lionsgate will see the third season of Power come to Hulu later this year, as will future seasons of the drama. Additionally, all seasons of Power will remain on the Starz channels and services.

The New York-set drama, which is performing especially well with African-American audiences, just saw its third season deliver eight million multi-platform viewers per episode, and will return with a fourth season premiere on June 25 on Starz. The Power cast is led by Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton and Lela Loren.

The licensing deal was unveiled by Lisa Holme, Hulu’s head of content acquisition, and Lionsgate president of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer. Kemp recently signed a new overall deal with Lionsgate and Starz.

Executive producers of Power include Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon. Power is produced by G-Unit Films and Television, the production company launched by Jackson.

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by executive vp worldwide SVOD Agapy Kapouranis.