POWER Executive Producer Gary Lennon Signs 2-Year Overall Deal with Starz
Starz today announced it has signed Starz Original series POWER Executive Producer Gary Lennon to a two-year overall deal. Under the pact, Lennon will develop new projects for the network and continue as executive producer on "Power." "We are thrilled to be in business with Gary and we look forward to developing new projects with him down the road," said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz.
The third season of "Power" delivered a record 8 million multiplatform viewers (Live + SD) per episode** and was the most watched premium television original series in 2016, behind only "Game of Thrones."*** The 10-episode fourth season returns on Sunday, June 25th with a full weekend "Power" Play marathon stunt beginning on Saturday, June 24th at 5 PM ET/PT. "Power" was renewed for Seasons Four and Five following the record-shattering Season Three premiere on July 17, 2016.
"I am very happy to continue my relationship with Starz and looking forward to running my own show for them in the future," said Lennon.
Lennon is an award-winning writer and producer who has worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry. He began his career in theater, writing the plays "Blackout," "Dates and Nuts," "The Interlopers," and "A Family Thing." "The Interlopers" earned massive praise, received three Ovation and two NAACP nominations and was a LA Times Critics Pick. His other play, "A Family Thing" was also a Los Angeles Critics Pick, earning six LA Weekly and two Los Angeles Critic's Circle Nominations. Lennon made his directorial debut with the film .45, starring Mila Jovovich, which he wrote, as well.
He then transitioned to television where he has worked on many critically acclaimed shows including "The Black Donnellys," "The Unusuals," "The Shield" and "Black Box."
Lennon gained great success for producing "Justified" on FX, earning him a 2011 Peabody Award, 2011 Critic's Choice Award Nomination, a 2011 WGA Award and an AFI Award Honoree for Television Program of the Year. Also, he served as supervising producer on the Netflix hit "Orange is the New Black," which earned him a Producers Guild Award, a 2014 Peabody Award, a 2013 WGA Nomination and a 2014 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Lennon is represented by CAA and attorney Craig Emanuel.