“The situation is critical.”

US crime saga Powerwrapped up its divisive fifth season with a knock-out finale that left the fate of one major character up in the air.

The show follows New York City nightclub owner James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick as he tries to extricate himself from the city’s nefarious drug world, in which he is a well-known player.

A sixth season has already been commissioned. Such is the power of, erm, Power.

Now you know. #PowerTV Season 5 premieres Sunday, July 1 on @STARZ. But that’s not it–we’ve got Season 6 coming for you, fam. 🔥

But this doesn’t mark the end of the Power universe for good.

“Season six brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the Powerstory,” Starz president of programming Carmi Zlotnik told TVLine. “However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin. 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.”

She added: “[Future projects will] follow some of your beloved Power characters beyond the scope of the initial series… 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 as Kanan, Rotimi Akinosho as Dre, Power, Season 3

There was also changes behind the scenes for the final season, with executive producer Gary Lennon becoming co-showrunner alongside Courtney Kemp. “I am thrilled that Gary Lennon’s contribution to Power has finally been recognised,” Kemp told Deadline.

“Gary is a brilliant storyteller, a fantastic director, and one of my favourite people I’ve ever worked with. I’m excited to collaborate with him on this next season of Power and hope to work with him on multiple projects for years to come.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Power season six

Power season 6 release date: When’s it on?

It was announced that the final season would arrive on Starz on Sunday, August 25, a month later than its usual July slot.

As for when it lands on Netflix, expect the show to appear at a later date.

Power season 6 cast: Who’s in it?

Before the fifth season aired, series creator Courtney A Kemp teased that “no-one” would be safe in the last chapter – and she wasn’t kidding!

The 10-episode run saw Kanan (50 Cent) killed off in a violent encounter with the cops, while the season closer also concluded with Angela (Lela Loren) being shot in the chest by Tommy (Joseph Sikora), as Ghost looked on in horror.

Angela isn’t dead yet, though, and Loren is expected to appear in season six in some capacity. Courtney Kemp told TVLine: “Lela is in season six, but I can’t say what she’s doing.”

Kemp also told Entertainment Weekly that: “Angela’s not dead. She’s just shot.”

Angela in Power

The rest of the show’s regular characters are also expected to be back, so that includes Ghost (Omari Hardwick), Tommy (Joseph Sikora), Tasha (Naturi Naughton), Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.), Dre (Rotimi Akinosho) and La La (LaKeisha Grant).

Other characters listed on its IMDB page are Cooper (Shane Johnson), Angela (Lela Loren), Joe (Jerry Ferrara), 2-Bit (Michael J Ferguson) and Jerry (Ty Jones).

Power season 6 trailer: The final betrayal

Back in September last year, a teaser trailer for the upcoming season dropped, with one very big message: “The situation is critical.”

The first official full-length trailer for the final season was revealed in July 2018, and it promises lots of action, drama and betrayals as everyone’s out to catch Ghost while Ghost himself is out for revenge.

Watch it below.

Power – Official season 6 trailer (Starz)
by Digital Spy GB

Power season 6 plot: What’s going to happen?

The show’s official synopsis reads: “It picks up with James ‘Ghost’ St Patrick (Hardwick) seeking vengeance. His former drug partner and brother in arms must pay for the ultimate betrayal. Rocked to his core by the perfidiousness and cruelties of those he once called his family, Ghost devotes himself to one notion: success is the best revenge, with all intentions of getting both.

“Ghost aims to get even with Tommy (Joseph Sikora), get the Queens Child Project built to consecrate Raina’s legacy, and finally achieve a thriving legitimate lifestyle with no criminal strings attached.

“Ghost’s need to wrestle satisfaction and happiness from this world by any means necessary is the most dangerous he’s ever faced. As the Feds grow closer to convicting him, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.”

Power season 5: Joseph Sikora (Tommy), Omari Hardwick (Ghost), 50 Cent (Kanan)

Kemp has acknowledged that “the death of [the] friendship” between Ghost and Tommy “in some ways is going to control at least the beginning of next season”.

Think of the dynamic between these two old friends now,” she told Deadline. “‘You made me kill my dad’, ‘You shot the woman I love, in an attempt to kill me’. Not a lot of conversation can be had there.”

She added: “The story we’re telling in season six is so good… it’s so much better because it is really about the inevitability of choices. It’s about the domino effect and it’s about the things that have happened between Ghost and Tommy and how they are not things that can go back to the way it used to be.”

Power Season 5 finale, Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan

Kemp also weighed in on Tariq’s evolution, confirming to TVLine that Ghost’s son would be “a Dre-levle threat, or greater” next season.

Power season 5 – everything we know so far
by Digital Spy GB

Power airs on Netflix in the UK and Starz in the US.

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