The curtain is closing on “Power.” The upcoming sixth season of the Starz hit series will be its last. The crime drama, which is executive produced by 50 Cent, will wrap its final 15-episode season, “The Final Betrayal,” starting with the Aug. 25 premiere.
“Season 6 brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the ‘Power’ story. However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin,” said Carmi Zlotnik, president of programming for Starz. “Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent have created a world rich with complex and dynamic characters and there are a number of stories we plan to tell as we continue to explore and expand the ‘Power’ universe.”
However, it’s not all bad news. According to Deadline, spinoffs are in the pipeline and writers have already begun working on at least one new series inspired by the Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton-starring show.
“We will follow some of your beloved ‘Power’ characters beyond the scope of the initial series,” said executive producer Courtney Kemp. “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.”
50 Cent, whose character Kanan was killed off last season, will also make his directorial debut during the upcoming season. “The last 5 seasons of ‘Power’ have been an incredible ride for me and all of our supportive fans,” said 50. “We are far from over and I am excited to bring you more from the ‘Power’ brand. 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.”