Video: “Shining Vale” Official Sneak Peek – Starz





Video: “Shining Vale” Official Sneak Peek – Starz
A new series starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Mira Sorvino, “Shining Vale” premieres Sunday, March 6.
[via press release from Starz]
Shining Vale Official Sneak Peek | STARZ

Apparently the Pearl of Shining Vale’s had a bit of a dry spell. A new series starring Courteney Cox, Greg Kinnear, and Mira Sorvino, Shining Vale premieres Sunday, March 6 on STARZ.

#ShiningVale #STARZ

Shining Vale is a horror comedy about a dysfunctional family that moves from the city to a small town into a house in which terrible atrocities have taken place. But no one seems to notice except for Pat (Courteney Cox), who’s convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out, the symptoms are exactly the same.



STARZ DEBUTS TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR “POWER BOOK IV: FORCE” STARRING JOSEPH SIKORA





STARZ DEBUTS TRAILER AND KEY ART FOR “POWER BOOK IV: FORCE” STARRING JOSEPH SIKORA AS FAN-FAVORITE CHARACTER TOMMY EGAN TAKING CHICAGO BY FORCE

https://www.starz.com/videos/embed/2c006721-d3ab-4e1f-a698-388f9d51c5c3?footer=false&cid=1234005

Santa Monica, Calif. – January 10, 2022 – STARZ debuts the new trailer for season one of “Power Book IV: Force,” featuring Chicago-native Joseph Sikora (“Power,” Ozark”) as fan-favorite Tommy Egan, premiering Sunday, February 6, at 9:00pm ET on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform STARZPLAY across Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Sikora reprises his iconic role as Tommy Egan in the fourth installment of the “Power” Universe, making moves to run his new town – Chicago!

The “Power Book IV: Force” cast includes Isaac Keys (“Get Shorty,” “The Oath”), Lili Simmons (“Banshee,” “Ray Donovan”), Gabrielle Ryan (“The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Bonding”), STARZ Original series “Hightown” alum Shane Harper (“A Teacher”), Kris D. Lofton (“Ballers,” “Empire”), Anthony Fleming III (“Prison Break,” The Beast), Lucien Cambric (“Chicago P.D.,” “The Chi”) and Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

“Power Book IV: Force” is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.

About “Power Book IV: Force”

“Power Book IV: Force” centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried. One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them crumble. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.

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About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is the global media company taking the lead in streaming premium content that spotlights a spectrum of women both in front of and behind the camera for audiences worldwide. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, as well as the proprietary and highly-rated STARZ app. In 2018, Starz launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and, coupled with its Starz Play Arabia venture, has since expanded its global footprint into 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India. The essential complement to any subscription platform, STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.



Starz in Development on “Queen Nzinga” Executive Produced by Yetide Badaki





Starz in Development on “Queen Nzinga” Executive Produced by Yetide Badaki, Mo Abudu, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Steven S. DeKnight
The scripted drama series will chronicle the amazing life of the famed African Warrior Queen to be played by Badaki.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ IN DEVELOPMENT ON “QUEEN NZINGA” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY YETIDE BADAKI, MO ABUDU, CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON AND STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT

YETIDE BADAKI TO ALSO STAR AS QUEEN NZINGA

Santa Monica, Calif. – December 16, 2021 – STARZ announced today it is in development on “Queen Nzinga” executive produced by Yetide Badaki (“Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas,” “American Gods”), Mo Abudu (Òlòtūré, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel), Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (“Power” Universe, “BMF”) and Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Daredevil”). The scripted drama series will chronicle the amazing life of the famed African Warrior Queen to be played by Badaki.

A search for the series’ showrunner is currently underway. The remarkable true story of Nzinga, warrior queen, takes place in 17th century Angola. This is the legendary tale of Nzinga’s transformation from an innocent princess into a fearless warrior queen who rages a ferocious 40-year guerrilla war against the kingdom’s formidable enemies, and the cruel subjugation of her people by Portuguese slavers. Nzinga would come to sacrifice everything to defend her people’s dignity, liberty and freedom. On seizing the crown, Nzinga, the first-ever female ruler, decreed – “Call me king.”

Thrust into a kingdom ravaged by slavery, ferocious tribal wars and ruthless male power struggles, Nzinga’s journey is thwart with danger at every turn. She faces a brutal family blood-bath, ferocious battles intertwined with deceptive truces, hair-raising escapes, and depraved enemies. With every part of her that she sheds or is stolen from her, she moves one step closer to realizing her dream of freedom and peace for her people.

“It has been a long held dream of mine to bring the story of Nzinga to the screen. Her courage, determination and passion resonated from the moment I laid eyes on historical depictions of the legendary queen,” said Yetide Badaki. “I am thrilled by STARZ’ continued commitment to much needed stories about and by historically excluded voices and the deeply talented team being built to share this epic narrative with the world.”

Mo Abudu added, “The continent of Africa has a treasure trove of stories that are yet to be told. Queen Nzingha is a story that I have wanted to tell for a long time, so when EbonyLife Studios finally found a home for this project at STARZ and Lionsgate, it was a dream come true. We are happy to be at the forefront of forging these new partnerships with such an incredible team of creatives, because it is truly about sharing our local stories with a global audience – stories that are historical, authentic and progressive.”

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson said, “As G-Unit Film & Television launches more premium, international productions, I couldn’t have found better partners than Mo, Yetide and Steven to help tell the incredible story of Queen Nzinga.”

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce through his G-Unit Film & Television alongside Mo Abudu who will executive produce through EbonyLife Media. The series, from Lionsgate Television in development for STARZ, will be overseen by Executive Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey on behalf of STARZ. Courtney Mock is overseeing on behalf of Lionsgate.

About Yetide Badaki

Yetide Badaki is a Nigerian born actress, writer and producer known for “American Gods,” “Lost,” “The Magicians” and “This Is Us.” She is the award winning narrator of sci-fi/fantasy novels Akata Witch & Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor. Badaki also stars as Queen Meeru in Zack Snyder’s “Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas” and Vera in The Disney feature film Rise releasing in 2022. Badaki is repped by Innovative Artists.

About Mo Abudu / EbonyLife Group

Mo Abudu is CEO of the EbonyLife GroupNigeria’s premium media, lifestyle and entertainment conglomerate. The group includes EbonyLife Media, EbonyLife Place (a luxury entertainment resort) and the EbonyLife Creative Academy.

EbonyLife Media creates original and inspiring content that showcases a pioneering and progressive Africa. Our content is strongly rooted in Africa and connected to a global audience, through a shared identity and common values. The vision of EbonyLife Media is to be the most influential storyteller of a new Africa.

With offices in London and Los Angeles, EbonyLife Media is working with major international partners to develop a slate of projects about the African diaspora, as well as stories set outside Africa that reflect Black consciousness. People of African origin are found in every corner of the globe – it’s time to share their stories with a wider audience.

We are excited to pitch our stories to a diverse range of international streamers and broadcasters.

About Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best in class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is thecritically-acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and STARZ/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television will focus on expansion of the “Power” universe, recently aired spin-offs ”Power Book II: Ghost” and “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” as well as the upcoming “Power Book IV: Force.” G-Unit Film & Television also produced the ABC hit, “For Life” and recently launched the first season of the widely anticipated series, “BMF” for STARZ which was immediately renewed for a second season. G-Unit is also in development on scripted series “Family Affair” ABC, “The 50th Law” Netflix, “Let Me Hear a Rhyme” Peacock, and “Angel’s Playbook,” “A Moment in Time,” and “The Case of Cyntoia Brown” at STARZ. It was announced in May 2021 that “Confessions of A Crime Queen” was a straight to series order on Discovery+. The company is also building out its feature slate, starting with a 3 picture Horror deal as a collaboration with Horror phenom Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.



Starz in Development on “A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case”





Starz in Development on “A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case” Executive Produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus
A search for a writer is underway on this second project put in development on the “A Moment in Time” seasonal anthology series that will explore the true stories in which iconic hip hop moments collided with the sensational and sometimes criminal events behind-the-scenes.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ IN DEVELOPMENT ON “A MOMENT IN TIME: MURDER WAS THE CASE” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON AND CALVIN “SNOOP DOGG” BROADUS

SECOND PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT ON SEASONAL ANTHOLOGY SERIES “A MOMENT IN TIME”

Santa Monica, Calif. – December 13, 2021 – STARZ announced today it is in development on “A Moment in Time: Murder was the Case” (working title) executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus. A search for a writer is underway on this second project put in development on the “A Moment in Time” seasonal anthology series that will explore the true stories in which iconic hip hop moments collided with the sensational and sometimes criminal events behind-the-scenes.

In 1993, Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus, was charged with first degree murder for the shooting of Philip Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang who was actually killed by Snoop’s bodyguard, McKinley Lee, aka Malik. Snoop’s trial was going on during the release of Snoop’s debut album, Doggy Style, on which the most popular single was the song “Murder was the Case.” The publicity of the case boosted sales to over 5 million albums, but the violent nature of “Murder was the Case” would go on to hurt Snoop’s case in his trial. Represented by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who repped OJ Simpson just theyear before, Snoop and his defense claimed that his bodyguard was the shooter and acted in self-defense. This season will pull back the curtain on this very publicized story and show what Snoop dealt with in front of and behind cameras.

“‘Murder was the Case’ is an incredible story. Snoop had the biggest album in the country and was fighting for his freedom in the courtroom,” said Curtis “50 Cent Jackson. “The only place to go on this incredible ride is with G-Unit Film & Television. I’m excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television. #GLG 🚦”

Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus added, “I am excited to finally tell the story of ‘Murder was the Case.’ This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I’ve deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen. #GLG 🚦You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge… ”

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will executive produce through his G-Unit Film & Television alongside executive producers Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, Shante Broadus and Sara Ramaker through Snoopadelic Films. Anthony Wilson will also serve as an executive producer on the series from Lionsgate Telvision in development for STARZ.

About Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career as both a best in class producer and star. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is thecritically-acclaimed #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-starred in but also served as executive producer and director. In October 2018, Jackson and STARZ/Lionsgate closed an unprecedented deal for Jackson’s G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. The partnership, touted as among the most significant deals to date for an Executive Producer in premium television will focus on expansion of the “Power” universe, recently aired spin-offs ”Power Book II: Ghost” and “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” as well as the upcoming “Power Book IV: Force.” G-Unit Film & Television also produced the ABC hit, “For Life” and recently launched the first season of the widely anticipated series, “BMF” for STARZ which was immediately renewed for a second season. G-Unit is also in development on scripted series “Family Affair” ABC, “The 50th Law” Netflix, “Let Me Hear a Rhyme” Peacock, and “Angel’s Playbook,” “A Moment in Time,” and “The Case of Cyntoia Brown” at STARZ. It was announced in May 2021 that “Confessions of A Crime Queen” was a straight to series order on Discovery+. The company is also building out its feature slate, starting with a 3 picture Horror deal as a collaboration with Horror phenom Eli Roth and 3BlackDot.

About Snoop Dogg

Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Cordozar Broadus Jr. is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, DJ, media personality, and business mogul. As an award-winning artist, Snoop Dogg has released 19 studio albums, sold over 30-million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 countless times on Billboard charts internationally, and received 20 GRAMMY(R) nominations. With nearly three decades in the business, Snoop Dogg has dominated themusic industry, from his instrumental role in pioneering gangsta rap to his continued growth into other genres such as reggae and gospel. From Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Pharrell, Kanye West, and many others, Snoop has collaborated with the biggest names in the game and has worked as a producer and songwriter, lending his trademark sound and creativity to some artists’ greatest hits. Snoop Dogg released his 18th studio album, From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites, on April 20th. In addition to his work as an artist, Snoop Dogg lends his talents as a media personality with appearances on radio, TV, and film. Snoop has appeared in numerous films such as, Dolemite Is My Name, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Beach Bum, Starsky & Hutch, Soul Plane, and the Oscar(R)-winning drama, Training Day, among others. He has also produced several films including, VICE’s Reincarnated, Mac & Devin Go to High School, and Hood Of Horror through his production company Snoopadelic Films. He also executive produced the acclaimed Netflix show Coach Snoop, GGN: Double G News and the TNT game show Joker’s Wild, which he also hosted. Snoop garnered his first Emmy(R) nomination as executive producer for the hit VH1 show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, which led to commercial success with the premiere lauded as the best launch for a new cable unscripted franchise for calendar 2016, averaging 1.9 million total viewers for its premiere episodes. Most recently, Snoop lent his voice as the role of “It” in the2019 remake The Addams Family and is currently serving as a mega mentor on The Voice. Establishing himself as a venerated businessman, Snoop Dogg has made several investments and endorsements spanning the lifestyle, food/beverage, and cannabis industries working with top-tier brands including Beyond Meat, Bic, The General Insurance, Corona, and others. In November 2015, Snoop Dogg announced his new brand of cannabis products, Leafs By Snoop. Additionally, Snoop Dogg established a multi-year partnership with 19 Crimes to release a line of wines inspired by the convicts-turned-colonists who built Australia. And in 2020, Snoop Dogg launched his very own spirits brand with a strawberry-infused gin called Indoggo. Additionally, Snoop founded the Snoop Youth Football League in 2005 with the idea of creating something to help LA kids get off the streets and provide them with an outlet. In the process, the Snoop Youth Football League has helped put more than 26 kids into the NFL. Players such as JuJu Smith-Schuster, John Ross, and Ronnie Hillman (the first to make it in 2012).

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.



Starz Greenlights Third Season of “Power Book II: Ghost”





Starz Greenlights Third Season of “Power Book II: Ghost” Following Record-Breaking Debut of Season Two
The second season premiere was the #1 top-ranked cable telecast among Black households across total day as well as the #1 top ranked premium telecast across all households, total day when it launched on Sunday, November 21.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ GREENLIGHTS THIRD SEASON OF “POWER BOOK II: GHOST” FOLLOWING RECORD-BREAKING DEBUT OF SEASON TWO

BRETT MAHONEY TO SERVE AS SHOWRUNNER FOR SEASON THREE STARTING PRODUCTION IN EARLY 2022

Santa Monica, Calif. – December 7, 2021 – STARZ Original Series “Power Book II: Ghost” has been renewed for a third season with production set to commence in early 2022. The season three renewal of the worldwide hit series comes amidst a record-breaking season two premiere, which eclipsed its season one debut in September 2020.

The second season premiere of “Power Book II: Ghost” was the #1 top-ranked cable telecast among Black households across total day1 as well as the #1 top ranked premium telecast across all households, total day2 when it launched on Sunday, November 21. On linear, “Power Book II: Ghost” season two year-to-date is the top-ranked primetime show on cable among Black homes3.

“Power Book II: Ghost” is the first series in the expanded “Power” Universe franchise from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Brett Mahoney will serve as showrunner and executive producer for season three.

“The continued success and cultural resonance of the ‘Power’ Universe is unprecedented, and fans are clearly still hungry for more ‘Power Book II: Ghost,'” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “We’re excited for the third season of the star-studded series to get into production early next year just ahead of the debut ‘Power Book IV: Force,’ the fourth installment in the rapidly expanding franchise.”

“Power Book II: Ghost” season two stars Michael Rainey Jr. (“Power,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as “Tariq St. Patrick,” Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, “The Umbrella Academy”) as “Monet Stewart Tejada,” Shane Johnson (“Power,” Behind Enemy Lines) as “Cooper Saxe,” Gianni Paolo (Ma, “The Fosters”) as “Brayden Weston,” Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as “Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross,” Paige Hurd (“The Oval,” “Hawaii Five-O”) as “Lauren Baldwin,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“The Deuce,” Garden State) as “Davis MacLean,” Larenz Tate (Ray, Crash) as “Rashad Tate,” Melanie Liburd (“This is Us,” “Gypsy”) as “Caridad ‘Carrie’ Milgram,” Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”, “Manifest”) as “Mecca,” Berto Colon (Inside Game, “Orange Is the New Black”) as “Lorenzo Tejada,” Woody McClain (“The Bobby Brown Story,” “The New Edition Story”) as “Cane Tejada,” Lovell Adams-Gray (“Coroner,” “Slasher”) as “Dru Tejada,” LaToya Tonodeo (“The Fosters”, “The Oath”) as “Diana Tejada,” Alix Lapri (“Power”, Den of Thieves) as “Effie Morales,” and Paton Ashbrook (“House of Cards”, “Shameless”) as Jenny Sullivan.”

The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. The third season will be executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Brett Mahoney, Mark Canton and Chris Selak with Geary McLeod serving as supervising producer and directing the season three premiere episode. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.

The original series premiered worldwide across all STARZ platforms, including on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

Follow “Power Book II: Ghost” On Social Twitter: @GhostStarz Instagram: @GhostStarz Facebook: @PowerGhostStarz

About “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season Two

“Power Book II: Ghost” begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he’s been fighting to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice anything to save what’s left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those wielding power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. All of these options come with a steep price, so it’s back to business with the Tejadas. However, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada has to question if Tariq is what’s best for her family as she seeks to protect her nephew’s professional basketball prospects at all costs. Her younger kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds herself reconnecting with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying her old one, forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he’s going to sacrifice to get it.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 58 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

1Nielsen; Live+SD Coverage HH rating among Black households for total day cable telecasts (excluding repeats) on Sunday 11/21/21 based on data available as of 11/24/21.

2Nielsen; Live+SD Coverage HH rating among for total day premium telecasts (excluding repeats) on Sunday 11/21/21 based on data available as of 11/24/21.

3Nielsen; live+3 Coverage HH rating program average ranker (excluding replays) among Black HHs, 1/1/21-11/28/21.



Video: “Men in Kilts” – Season 2 Announcement – Starz





Video: “Men in Kilts” – Season 2 Announcement – Starz
Your favorite blokes are returning to take you on another extraordinary adventure, this time to New Zealand.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF “MEN IN KILTS: A ROADTRIP WITH SAM AND GRAHAM” SET TO EXPLORE NEW ZEALAND

Santa Monica, Calif. – STARZ announced today, “Outlander” stars Sam Heughan (Bloodshot, The Spy Who Dumped Me) and Graham McTavish (“Preacher,” The Hobbit Trilogy) will hit the road again for a six-episode second season of the hit travel docuseries “Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham” – this time in New Zealand. Developed by Heughan and McTavish, the original series is produced by Boardwalk Pictures, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Heughan and McTavish conceived the original idea and serve as executive producers alongside Alexander Norouzi, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma and Kevin Johnston who also serves as director.

“Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham” is a fun-filled buddy travelogue led by “Outlander” stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. Heughan and McTavish will continue their immersive adventure travel experience, this time in New Zealand. They will revel in the Scottish influence of New Zealand, while diving into its own history. In Season one, the two reunited for an epic adventure in Scotland, exploring their heritage and meeting an incredible collection of people who truly showcase what it means to be Scottish. The half-hour, eight-episode first season of the series offers the duo’s one-of-a-kind perspective on everything from Scottish clans and the Battle of Culloden to whisky tasting and folk dancing, with Sam and Graham’s witty banter and hijinks leading the way. Whether hanging off the edge of a cliff, wrangling a flock of wild sheep or discovering the true legacy of their “Outlander” characters, both men dive headfirst into each and every experience.

Karen Bailey, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Alice Dickens-Koblin, Senior Vice President of Unscripted Programming are the STARZ executives overseeing “Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham.”

“Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham” Online Twitter: @MenInKiltsStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @MenInKiltsStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @MenInKiltsStarz Join the conversation with #MenInKilts and #STARZ

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Boardwalk Pictures

Boardwalk Pictures is an Emmy-winning production company that creates non-fiction, character-driven entertainment for audiences across the globe. Recent work includes series like CHEER, CHEF’S TABLE, STREET FOOD, SEX, LOVE & GOOP and LAST CHANCE U as well as feature documentaries like THE BLACK GODFATHER, WE ARE FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME and VAL.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.



Starz Drives Record-Breaking Performance with “BMF” Season One Finale and Debut





Starz Drives Record-Breaking Performance with “BMF” Season One Finale and Debut of “Power Book II: Ghost” Season Two Delivering Almost 6 Million Multiplatform Views on Sunday
The success of both powerhouse series also broke records on the Starz app on Sunday delivering the most-watched day of the year and one of the most-watched days on the Starz app in the network’s history.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ DRIVES RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE WITH “BMF” SEASON ONE FINALE AND DEBUT OF “POWER BOOK II: GHOST” SEASON TWO DELIVERING ALMOST 6 MILLION MULTIPLATFORM VIEWS ON SUNDAY

STARZ App Viewership Spikes with Network’s Most-Watched Day of the Year and One of the Most-Watched Days on the STARZ app Ever

Return of Hit Series “Power Book II: Ghost” and High-Octane Finale Episode of “BMF” Rank as Top Cable Telecasts for Black Households and Top Premium Telecasts for Sunday

Santa Monica, Calif. – – November 24, 2021 – STARZ drives record-breaking performance on Sunday, November 21 delivering almost 6 Million multiplatform views1 from the finale of STARZ Original Series “BMF” from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and the debut of hit series “Power Book II: Ghost” season two from executive producers Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, with additional platforms still to report.

The premiere of “Power Book II: Ghost” season two bested its season one debut2 in September 2020 while the “BMF” season one finale drew a 63% increase in multiplatform views3 from its series premiere in September 2021. The success of both powerhouse series also broke records on the STARZ app on Sunday delivering the most-watched day of the year and one of the most-watched days on the STARZ app in the network’s history4.

The second season premiere episode of “Power Book II: Ghost” and the highly anticipated finale of “BMF” were the #1 and #2 top ranked cable telecasts respectively for Sunday among Black households across total day5 and were the #1 and #2 top ranked premium telecasts respectively on Sunday across all households, total day6.

The original series premiered worldwide across all STARZ platforms, including on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

“The success of the ‘BMF’ season one finale and the launch of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ season two, which drove some of our highest viewership, is a testament to how strongly our programming continues to resonate with our subscribers and continues to set STARZ apart as a leader in programming by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “We’re thrilled to continue partnering with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson on a number of upcoming series and are excited for the continued expansion of the Power Universe with ‘Power Book IV: Force’ upcoming in February, which will kick-off our most robust programming slate in the network’s history.”

“BMF,” which has been greenlit for a second season stars Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi (The Way Back, “grown-ish”), Russell Hornsby (Fences, The Hate U Give), Michole Briana White (“Dead to Me,” She Hate Me), Ajiona Alexus (“Empire,” “13 Reasons Why”), Eric Kofi Abrefa (Blue Story, Fury), Myles Truitt (“Black Lightening,” “The New Edition Story”) and Steve Harris (“The Practice,” Diary of a Mad Black Woman). Snoop Dogg (Dolemite Is My Name, Soul Plane, Training Day), Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight, Wood Harris (“Empire,” Creed), La La Anthony (“The Chi,” Think Like a Man) and Serayah (“Empire,” Favorite Son) star in recurring roles.

“Power Book II: Ghost” season two stars Michael Rainey Jr. (“Power,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler) as “Tariq St. Patrick,” Mary J. Blige (Mudbound, “The Umbrella Academy”) as “Monet Stewart Tejada,” Shane Johnson (“Power,” Behind Enemy Lines) as “Cooper Saxe,” Gianni Paolo (Ma, “The Fosters”) as “Brayden Weston,” Daniel Bellomy (The Real MVP: The Wanda Durrant Story) as “Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Cross,” Paige Hurd (“The Oval,” “Hawaii Five-O”) as “Lauren Baldwin,” Cliff “Method Man” Smith (“The Deuce,” Garden State) as “Davis MacLean,” Larenz Tate (Ray, Crash) as “Rashad Tate,” Melanie Liburd (“This is Us,” “Gypsy”) as “Caridad ‘Carrie’ Milgram,” Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”, “Manifest”) as “Mecca,” Berto Colon (Inside Game, “Orange Is the New Black”) as “Lorenzo Tejada,” Woody McClain (“The Bobby Brown Story,” “The New Edition Story”) as “Cane Tejada,” Lovell Adams-Gray (“Coroner,” “Slasher”) as “Dru Tejada,” LaToya Tonodeo (“The Fosters”, “The Oath”) as “Diana Tejada,” Alix Lapri (“Power”, Den of Thieves) as “Effie Morales,” and Paton Ashbrook (“House of Cards”, “Shameless”) as Jenny Sullivan.”

“BMF” is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the “Power” Universe, “For Life”), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (“Star,” “Rebel,” “Power”). Tasha Smith (“Empire,” “Power,” Why Did I Get Married?) serves as director and executive producer. Heather Zuhlke joins as an executive producer on the sophomore season with Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements who are both set to return to executive produce. “BMF” is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.

“Power Book II: Ghost” is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Brett Mahoney and Danielle De Jesus also serve as executive producers. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.

About “BMF”

“BMF” is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s business acumen and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.

About “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season Two

“Power Book II: Ghost” begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he’s been fighting to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice anything to save what’s left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those wielding power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. All of these options come with a steep price, so it’s back to business with the Tejadas. However, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada has to question if Tariq is what’s best for her family as she seeks to protect her nephew’s professional basketball prospects at all costs. Her kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds herself in bed with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying her old one, forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he’s going to sacrifice to get it.

Follow “BMF” and “Power Book II: Ghost” On Social Twitter: @BMFStarz | @GhostStarz Instagram: @BMFStarz | @GhostStarz Facebook: @PowerGhostStarz

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

1 “Power Book II: Ghost” season two episode 201 and “BMF” season one episode 108 delivered a combined 5.7 Million views across linear and OTT platforms on Sunday 11/21/21.

2 Linear and OTT viewing for the Sunday 11/21/21 Power Book II: Ghost 201 premiere vs. the Sunday 9/6/20 episode 101 debut.

3 Linear and OTT viewing for the Sunday 11/21/21 BMF 108 finale vs. the Sunday 9/26/21 episode 101 debut.

4 Based on total minutes viewed by day on STARZ app.

5 Nielsen; Live+SD Coverage HH rating among Black households for total day cable telecasts (excluding repeats) on Sunday 11/21/21

6 Nielsen; Live+SD Coverage HH rating among for total day premium telecasts (excluding repeats) on Sunday 11/21/21



Break Time Is Over: Starz Greenlights “Party Down” Revival





Break Time Is Over: Starz Greenlights “Party Down” Revival
“After more than 10 years, we’re excited to have the cast, many of whom are now hugely popular award-winning stars, return to don their pink bowties and head back to the party,” said Jeffrey Hirsch.
[via press release from Starz]
BREAK TIME IS OVER: STARZ GREENLIGHTS “PARTY DOWN” REVIVAL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROB THOMAS, PAUL RUDD, JOHN ENBOM, DAN ETHERIDGE AND ADAM SCOTT SET TO REVIVE THE CULT COMEDY HIT

CAST MEMBERS KEN MARINO, ADAM SCOTT, JANE LYNCH, MARTIN STARR, RYAN HANSEN AND MEGAN MULLALLY ARE CONFIRMED TO REPRISE THEIR STARRING ROLES

Santa Monica, Calif. – STARZ today announced the greenlight of a “Party Down” Revival. The cult comedy hit will return with six new episodes and will be executive produced by “Party Down” alumni Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “iZombie”) along with John Enbom (“iZombie,” “Benched,”), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Dan Etheridge (“Veronica Mars,” iZombie”), and Adam Scott (“Parks and Recreation,” “Big Little Lies”). Enbom will also serve as showrunner.

In addition to serving as an executive producer, Scott will also return to reprise his role along with original cast members Ken Marino (“Veronica Mars,” Role Models), Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Criminal Minds”), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, “Silicon Valley”), Ryan Hansen (“Bless this Mess,” “Veronica Mars”), and Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace,” “The Great North”) who will all return in the long-awaited new season.

“After more than 10 years, we’re excited to have the cast, many of whom are now hugely popular award-winning stars, return to don their pink bowties and head back to the party,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “The fan demand for a ‘Party Down’ revival is clear and we look forward to what Rob, Paul, John, Dan and now Adam will do as they bring this special project and these hilarious characters back to life.”

“Party Down” follows a Los Angeles catering team – a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their “big break.” Each episode of this half-hour comedy finds the hapless catering team working a new event – and inevitably getting tangled up with the colorful guests and their absurd lives.

The first two seasons of “Party Down” debuted on STARZ in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Both seasons remain available on STARZ and for download or streaming via the STARZ app. The “Party Down” revival is expected to go into production in 2022.

Executive Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey is the executive overseeing “Party Down” on behalf of STARZ. The limited series is produced for STARZ by Lionsgate Television.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Lionsgate

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.



Starz Sets Premiere Date for Courteney Cox & Greg Kinnear-Led Genre-Bending Dark Family Comedy





Starz Sets Premiere Date for Courteney Cox & Greg Kinnear-Led Genre-Bending Dark Family Comedy for March 6, 2022
“Shining Vale” is executive produced by Jeff Astrof from Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford from Merman, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor from Kapital Entertainment.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR COURTENEY COX & GREG KINNEAR-LED GENRE-BENDING DARK FAMILY COMEDY FOR MARCH 6, 2022

Santa Monica, Calif. – STARZ today announced that the new genre- bending horror comedy “Shining Vale” will premiere on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 10PM ET/PT across all STARZ platforms in the U.S. and Canada, and will air day and date internationally on the STARZPLAY premium streaming platform across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

Part family comedy mixed with an homage to classic horror, the series stars Emmy Award(R) nominee Courteney Cox (“Friends,” “Cougar Town”), Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Greg Kinnear (“As Good As It Gets,” “The Kennedys”), Gus Birney (“Dickinson”), Merrin Dungey (“Big Little Lies,” “The Resident”), Dylan Gage (“PEN15”) and Oscar(R) winner Mira Sorvino (“Hollywood,” “The Expecting”). The chilling half-hour comedy is created by Jeff Astrof (“Trial & Error,” “Ground Floor,”) and Sharon Horgan (“Divorce,” “Catastrophe”).

About “Shining Vale”

Pat and Terry Phelps (Cox and Kinnear) cash in their life savings and move from a cramped apartment in Brooklyn, to an old Victorian mansion in Shining Vale, Connecticut as a last-ditch effort to save their marriage after Pat’s torrid affair with Frank, their young hot handyman who came over to fix the sink while Terry was at work. To make matters worse for Terry, Frank never fixed the sink, yet still charged him for it!

A former “wild child” who rose to fame by writing a raunchy, drug-and-alcohol-soaked women’s empowerment novel (a.k.a. lady porn), Pat is now clean and sober 17 years later but totally unfulfilled. She still hasn’t written her second novel, she can’t remember the last time she had sex with her husband, while her teenage kids, Gaynor (Gus Birney) and Jake (Dylan Gage) want nothing to do with her.

Moving to smalltown Connecticut, Gaynor and Jake, are pissed and as disconnected as you can get. Terry tries to unite the family, but the pushback is real. Pat is losing what little handle she’s had on the kids, Gaynor wants Pat dead, and Jake has become a zombie from his addiction to screens, while Terry is too consumed with moving on to see that Pat is losing a grip on herself as well.

Buying a 200-year-old house that was on the market for almost three years and sold for more than $250K below asking seemed like a good idea on paper, but Pat senses that the Phelps are not alone; especially when an old-fashioned-looking woman appears hovering outside their family room window.

The Phelps quickly learn why the agents were so motivated to sell the house for a fraction of the asking price. Seems a few details were glossed over, including a triple murder-suicide and a host of other atrocities they neglected to mention. But neither Terry nor the kids seem to notice that something is horribly wrong with the house; only Pat can see things move and hear the bumps in the night. Convinced she’s either depressed or possessed – turns out the symptoms are exactly the same – she’s also the only one who sees the spirit of the person who committed these murders: Rosemary, a Fifties housewife who may or may not be trying to take over Pat’s body.

Everyone has their demons, but for Pat Phelps, they may be real.

“Shining Vale” is executive produced by Jeff Astrof from Other Shoe Productions, Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford (“Motherland,” “This Way Up,”) from Merman, Aaron Kaplan (“The Chi,” “The Neighborhood”) and Dana Honor (“A Million Little Things,” “The Unicorn”) from Kapital Entertainment. Courteney Cox is producer. Astrof wrote the pilot teleplay, from a story by Horgan & Astrof. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and Lionsgate Television in association with Other Shoe Productions, Merman and Kapital Entertainment.

“Shining Vale” will air on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform STARZPLAY across Europe, Latin America and Japan.

“Shining Vale” Online Twitter: @ShiningVale | @STARZPR Instagram: @shiningvalestarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @ShiningValeSTARZ Join the conversation with #ShiningVale and #STARZ

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com)), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the “best of global SVOD.” STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Warner Bros. Television

One of the entertainment industry’s most-respected providers of original programming since its founding in 1955, Warner Bros. Television produces original scripted dramas, comedies, and limited series for multiple platforms. As of November 2021, Warner Bros. Television is producing more than 60 scripted series for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, external on-demand/streaming services, premium/pay and basic cable channels, and the five broadcast networks.

About Lionsgate

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.



Starz Releases Worldwide Premiere Date and Teaser Trailer for Highly Anticipated “Power Book IV: Force”





Starz Releases Worldwide Premiere Date and Teaser Trailer for Highly Anticipated “Power Book IV: Force” Premiering February 6, 2022
Joseph Sikora will reprise his iconic role in the fourth installment of the “Power” Universe, as he leaves New York behind and plans to take on a city of his own: Chicago.
[via press release from Starz]
STARZ RELEASES WORLDWIDE PREMIERE DATE AND TEASER TRAILER FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “POWER BOOK IV: FORCE” PREMIERING FEBRUARY 6, 2022

Santa Monica, Calif. – November 11, 2021 – STARZ announced today that season one of “Power Book IV: Force,” featuring fan favorite character, Tommy Egan, will premiere Sunday, February 6, at 9:00pm ET on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada and on its international streaming platform STARZPLAY across Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Joseph Sikora (“Power,” “Ozark”) will reprise his iconic role in the fourth installment of the “Power” Universe, as he leaves New York behind and plans to take on a city of his own: Chicago.

The other cast includes Isaac Keys (“Get Shorty,” “The Oath”), Lili Simmons (“Banshee,” “Ray Donovan”), Gabrielle Ryan (“The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Bonding”), STARZ Original series “Hightown” alum Shane Harper (“A Teacher”), Kris D. Lofton (“Ballers,” “Empire”), Anthony Fleming III (“Prison Break,” The Beast), Lucien Cambric (“Chicago P.D.,” “The Chi”) and Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy,” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).

“Power Book IV: Force” is executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The “Power” Universe series are executive produced by “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of Episode’s Chris Selak, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.

About “Power Book IV: Force”

“Power Book IV: Force” centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried. One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them crumble. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.

“Power Book II: Ghost” Online Twitter: @ForceStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @ForceStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @ForceStarz Join the conversation with #PowerForce and #STARZ

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is the global media company taking the lead in streaming premium content that spotlights a spectrum of women both in front of and behind the camera for audiences worldwide. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, as well as the proprietary and highly-rated STARZ app. In 2018, Starz launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and, coupled with its Starz Play Arabia venture, has since expanded its global footprint into 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India. The essential complement to any subscription platform, STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.