Power creator and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh has revealed that she has a five-year plan for the series.
In an interview with The Source, Agboh confirmed the open-ended nature of the hip-hop drama, which has a five-season arc already mapped out:
I have worked on several television shows with the idea it was good. But it was an idea for a feature. It wasn’t really multiple seasons worth of ideas. And so you get into that writers room and you’re like…oh snap, we don’t have anymore story to tell. So, definitely constructing the series because…the old rule of thumb, it’s not this way anymore, but the old rule of thumb is you really want to go in and pitch a show you needed to know what five years of that show would look like. You needed to be able to tell the television executive in year four, this, in year five, that. If you work with me, you will hear me say in year four we’ll do this, in year five we’ll do that, because I do have a plan. I have a five year plan because … you shouldn’t pitch a show without it. Because if you can…if you pitch a show without one…that means that there may not be a year four and five and you may get into a situation where, ‘Yay we got renewed! …oh we got renewed.’ So I don’t think about binge watching as much as I think about…in year three I’m gonna have to come up with some stories if I’m fortunate enough to get there and I don’t wanna cut myself off or put myself in a situation where there’s no more story to tell. No more story to tell should be the thing where you go, ‘Wow, you know, season eight, I’m done.’ This is the end of that journey.
Starz has made the full Power premiere available to watch online ahead of the official June 7 launch.