The gritty Starz drama Power will come to an end with its sixth season, debuting August 25.
The premium cable network announced Thursday that the hit series, which stars Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will come to close with a season called “The Final Betrayal.”
“We will follow some of your beloved Power characters beyond the scope of the initial series,” Kemp said in a statement. “But we will play with your expectations of which characters, where, and the master timeline of it all, creating a ‘Power’ universe as unpredictable as the original.”
This season will consist of 15 episodes, which will also feature the directorial debut of Fiddy during the season’s third episode, as well as the return of Emmy Award-winning director Anthony Hemingway, who helmed the first two episodes of the series when it debuted in 2014. The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story director will also helm the series finale.
“The last five seasons of Power have been an incredible ride for me and all of our supportive fans. We are far from over and I am excited to bring you more from the Power brand,” 50 Cent said. “I am proud that I was able to put a lasting stamp on this chapter with my directorial debut in an episode that features one of the wildest scenes ever on the show.”
Smells like a spinoff to one of the most captivating dramas on TV is brewing in the big rich town.
Previously, 50 Cent wasn’t shy about saying he wanted Power to end after seven seasons.
“I was telling [executives] in the very beginning, when they talked about how long do you think the series is going to last, I said seven,” 50 recalled to ABC News back in 2017. “It’s going to go seven.”
Throughout its five seasons, Power became a juggernaut for Starz. As its most most-watched and highest-rated show, the series averaged 10 million viewers per episode in multi-platform viewing. It follows wealthy nightclub owner and protagonist James St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick, who doubles as an underground drug lord. The series also stars Lela Loren, Joseph Sikora, Rotimi, La La Anthony, Jerry Ferrara and Larenz Tate.