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‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Renewed for Season 3 With New Showrunner

The Power franchise is alive and well at Starz. The Lionsgate-backed premium cable network has handed out a speedy season three renewal for the second spinoff in the franchise, Power Book II: Ghost. The news comes after the Nov. 21 season two premiere bested its series debut in September 2020. As part of the renewal, […]

‘Power Book II: Ghost’ Cast on Season Two Expectations and Working With Mary J. Blige: “A Legend”

The cast of Power Book II: Ghost opened up about what they hope fans take from season two, the higher stakes viewers can expect from upcoming episodes and what it was like working with superstar Mary J. Blige. “I feel like there’s so much to take from this season,” star Michael J. Rainey Jr. told […]

Courtney A. Kemp Is Trading ‘Power’ for Scale at Netflix: “I Want to Challenge My Audience”

For a good idea of what’s happening in the TV industry of 2021, look no further than Courtney A. Kemp. The 44-year-old scribe, reared in broadcast procedural writers rooms, built a franchise from scratch at Starz. At its peak, her series Power courted more than 10  million viewers a week to pay cable. The drama’s […]

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Moves Overall Deal to Netflix

Courtney A. Kemp is on the move. The Power creator is moving to Netflix with a rich overall deal. Under the multiple-year pact, which sources say is valued in the high eight-figure range with bonuses baked in that could elevate it to nine figures — Kemp and her End of Episode production company will create […]

“Put on a Face Shield!”: TV’s Top Showrunners Share Lessons Learned From Safe Sets Amid Pandemic

With many series filming again, Ava DuVernay, Noah Hawley and others share the lengths to which they're going to stay safe — and a few mistakes they've made along the way.

‘TV’s Top 5’: How Courtney Kemp Is Building a ‘Power’-ful Universe

'TV's Top 5': How Courtney Kemp Is Building a 'Power'-ful Universe

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp: “The Cop Shows Aren’t the Problem, It’s the People Who Write Them” (Guest Column)

Courtney Kemp, who runs writers rooms for 'Power' and HBO Max’s upcoming corrupt-cop show 'Dirty Thirty,' expounds on where police procedurals go wrong.

Drama Showrunner Roundtable: Damon Lindelof, Courtney Kemp and More Tackle Race, Cops and Resuming Production

Five top TV creators — 'Watchmen's' Damon Lindelof, 'Power's' Courtney Kemp, 'The Good Fight's' Michelle King, 'Little Fires Everywhere's' Liz Tigelaar and 'The Terror: Infamy's' Alexander Woo — join The Hollywood Reporter's Drama Showrunner Roundtable.

‘Power’: Three More Spinoff Series Set at Starz

As promised, Starz is powering forward to expand the world of the signature drama 'Power.'

‘Power’ Creator Prepping Dirty Cop Drama for HBO

'Power' creator Courtney A. Kemp is teaming with former Lionsgate TV head of scripted Chris Selak to develop 'Dirty Thirty,' a drama in development at HBO.

Courtney Kemp Prepping ‘Power’ Spinoffs as Part of New Lionsgate Deal

'Power' creator Courtney A. Kemp has signed an overall deal with Lionsgate that includes potential spinoffs of her hit Starz series.

Watch Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter’s Full Drama Showrunner Roundtable This Sunday

The Drama Showrunner Roundtable features Dan Futterman ('The Looming Tower'), Courtney Kemp ('Power'), Peter Morgan ('The Crown'), Bruce Miller ('The Handmaid's Tale'), David Shore ('The Good Doctor') and Lena Waithe ('The Chi') who sit down for a discussion on race, gender and killing off characters.