The season 2 premiere of “Power” was worth the wait. And the show just broke a Starz network record! Deets inside, plus news about Jaden Smith’s new Netflix role…
Now that everyone’s caught Ghost fever after season 1 wrapped, folks were jonesing for season 2. And it showed. “Power,” the STARZ Original series and 2014 summer breakout hit, blew past its previous viewership highs in its second season debut this past Saturday with a record 1.43 million live viewers.
This is TRIPLE the number of viewers of the premiere season’s debut which had 462,000 viewers. And, according to the press release, the 3.62 million total viewers of the premiere over the weekend made “Power’s” second series premiere the most watched episode ever for a STARZ Original series. Congrats!
In other TV and movie news, Jaden Smith landed a new role on Netflix. The musician/actor just landed another gig in Hollywood. Must be nice.
This time around, the After Earth star joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven Netflix drama for The Get Down. The heir to the Smith Hollywood royalty throne seems to stay in a big role, no matter how well his prvious flick did or didn’t do.
Set in 1970s New York City, the series — a long-time passion project for Luhrmann — revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Smith will recur as Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, 18, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.
Smith already has started working on the show. “He has begun developing his The Get Down skill set, even taking lessons from the legendary graffiti artist Lady Pink of ‘Wild Style’ fame, as well as steeping himself in the history and culture of the Bronx,” Luhrman said.
Jaden is joining Dope star Shameik Moore in the flick. The 13-episode series will debut on Netflix in 2016.
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