Courtney Kemp Blames Starz For Forcing Last Night's Endless POWER Deaths
Power creator Courtney Kemp says anyone upset at last night's jaw-dropping episode should point the finger at Starz. The popular executive has weighed-in on why Sunday's show felt crammed with twists, turns and deaths.
In a new interview, Kemp admits Starz's resistance in granting her 12 episodes forced "Power" writers to force a lot of storylines into last night.
"We only have 10 episodes, so we're often in a situation where we have to pack in a lot of story because we want to get certain places by the end of the season. In the case of episode six, it was originally conceived of as a Tommy only episode. We were going to do two separate episodes: One was going to be Ghost, Kanan, Tariq, Jukebox, and the kidnapping; and one was going to be just Tommy on his journey to Chicago and what happens there. Unfortunately, Starz would not give us the extra episode. I asked them for 12 episodes for season 4 and they would not do it. So because they would not do it, we had to make it one episode. That's the real answer. The upshot was that we had to lose some story lines and some story." (EW)
Courtney also talked about what fans could expect from this season's final 4 shows.
"The show takes some very unexpected turns. There are some stories and certain deaths that we have laid in that people have been asking for and anticipating, but the way that everything happens is going to be not exactly what you expected. We really believe in fearless storytelling and so there's going to be a lot of people with big reactions. The final two episodes are probably the best penultimate and finale we've done. We really ratcheted up the storytelling to a 15. At the end of The Italian Job, Seth Green's character says he wants speakers so big they'll blow a girl's clothes off. It's like that. [Laughs] It's going to be that intense of an ending. I really like people to feel it." (EW)
After last night's episode, "Power" star J.R. Ramirez talked about his character's storyline ending.
Last night, "Power" fans lit up executive producer/actor 50 Cent's Instagram page over the show's mind-blowing ending.
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