Power is back for its final season, and we already have our first death!
The season premiere of the hit Starz show saw the death of Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) who took a bullet for Ghost–her old flame played by Omari Hardwick—at the hands of Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora).
Showrunner Courtney Kemp said that although Angela’s death came early in the season, the audience can expect many more of their faves to die before the final episode.
“The body count will be very, very high,” she told Deadline in a recent interview.
“The original idea was that Angela would die at the end of Season 5. In fact, we shot that death,” she said. “But then I realized that we needed more story time for Angela’s death than we had room for at the end of that season — and that perhaps, Angela and Kanan dying in the same, penultimate season, didn’t give the audience enough time to process it nor leave enough stakes for Season 6. So we pushed the death — but not very far,” she added.
Starz announced back in May that Power, which stars Hardwick, Sikora, Naturi Naughton and Lala Anthony, will come to a close with its sixth season aptly called “The Final Betrayal.” As the cabler’s most most-watched and highest-rated show, the series averages 10 million viewers per episode across platforms.
The sixth and final season will also be released in two parts. The first 10 episodes will air starting this month. The show will then take a break before returning in early 2020.