‘Power Book IV: Force’ Showrunner Gary Lennon Extends Deal at Lionsgate Television

Gary Lennon has extended his deal with Lionsgate Television.

Lennon is currently the showrunner on the hit Starz/Lionsgate TV spinoff series “Power Book IV: Force,” which was renewed for a third season back in December. Under his deal, he will work with Lionsgate Television and Starz to develop expansions of the “Power” franchise.

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“Gary has been a major creative force in the ‘Power’ universe,” said Kevin Beggs, Lionsgate Television Group chair and chief creative officer. “We look forward to extending our partnership as we collaborate with Starz to create new and unexpected franchise extensions for ‘Power’ fans.”

Lennon previously worked on “Power” during the show’s six-season run at Starz. He has also worked on the Starz/Lionsgate shows “Hightown” and “P-Valley,” as well as the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” which was produced by Lionsgate Television.

“Lionsgate Television has been the ideal production partner,” said Lennon. “Their creative team is unmatched, and they have been incredibly supportive as we’ve built and expanded the ‘Power’ Universe. They are a great home for talent looking to broaden their creative horizons.”

Lennon’s other credits include the critically-acclaimed HBO series “Euphoria,” FX’s “Justified” and “The Shield,” and the NBC gangster drama “The Black Donnellys.”

He is repped by CAA and attorney Erik Hyman. Jonathan Kleinman negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate Television.

Following the conclusion of “Power,” Starz greenlit multiple spinoffs. The first two — “Power Book II: Ghost” and Power Book III: Raising Kanan” — have already aired three seasons each and been renewed for fourths.

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