50 cent & omari hardwick*50 Cent and STARZ have hooked up for an original drama called “Power” with New York City as the backdrop.

The first season of “Power” will unfold in 8 hour-long episodes and will premiere sometime later this year (Summer?) as the exact date has been decided yet.

According to Shadow and Act’s Tambay, the series’ executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will be seen throughout the show’s run in a recurring role.

“Power” will star Omari Hardwick who plays James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner, who caters to the city’s elite. Here’s how Tambay describes the lead character.

He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level 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.

In addition to Hardwick, the cast also includes the gorgeous chocolate honey, Naturi Naughton as Tasha, the wife of James St. Patrick. She’s a willing accomplice and confidant to James. Additionally, look for Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, childhood best friend and business partner to “Ghost” and Lela Loren plays Angela Valdes, an old flame of James’s who unexpectedly reenters his life.

The cast also includes Sinqua Walls, Luis Antonio Ramos, La La Anthony, and veteran actress Debbi Morgan.

Check out the brief (teaser) trailer to whet your appetite: