'Power' season 6: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about the NYC crime drama
We've got the 'Power'!
The upcoming sixth season of the Courtney Kemp created and Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson executive produced NYC underworld drama will be the last for the Starz series. However, the 15-episode August 25 premiering of 'The Final Betrayal' season won't be the end of the show as planned spinoffs are already in the pipeline. "We will follow some of your beloved 'Power' characters beyond the scope of the initial series," proclaimed Kemp. According to Starz, the series averaged 10 million viewers per episode in multi-platform viewing.
This season will see the directorial debut for 50 Cent with the third episode of the upcoming season. It has also been reported that Emmy winner Anthony Hemingway will helm the series finale. It’s a closing of the circle of sorts as 'The American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' alum directed the first two episodes of 'Power' when the two-time NAACP Image Award-winning series debuted in June 2014. The sixth season will feature 15 episodes and creator Kemp has promised: "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."
The network has confirmed that season 6 will kick off on August 25.
The official synopsis for season six states that "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."
Omari Hardwick stars as James 'Ghost' St. Patrick.
Hardwick's first big break came in 2003 when he was cast in his first major role as a series regular in Spike Lee's 'Sucker Free City' (2004). He has also starred in 'The Guardian' (2006) and TNT's 'Saved' (2006), guest starred on Summit Entertainment's 'Next Day Air' (2009) and Touchstone Picture's Miracle at 'St. Anna' (2008). He also landed the role of "Ty Curtis" on the TNT series Dark Blue (2009).
Joseph Sikora plays the role of Tommy Egan in the show.
He is known for his work in Chicago and numerous productions on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for theatre in Chicago and received an Ovation award for theatre in Los Angeles for his work in the West Coast premiere of Tracy Letts' 'Killer Joe'.
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson plays the role of Kanan in the show.
Jackson is an award-winning rapper, actor, producer and entrepreneur. He rose to fame with his debut album 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards. He has pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005), the Iraq War film 'Home of the Brave' (2006) and 'Righteous Kill' (2008).In 2003, he founded G-Unit Records, signing his G-Unit associates Young Buck, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He released his fifth studio album, 'Animal Ambition', in 2014 and is working on his sixth studio album, 'Street King Immortal'.
Naturi Naughton plays the role of Tasha St. Patrick.
Best known for her performance as 'Lil Kim' in Fox Searchlight's hit film 'Notorious', and her role in MGM's remake of the classic film 'Fame'. Naughton has starred in various other projects such as 'Lottery Ticket', 'The Playboy Club', 'Mad Men' and 'The Client List'. She also appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical, 'Hairspray' for 3 years. Before her transition into film and television, Naughton was a member of the Platinum-selling Pop trio '3LW'.
Courtney A. Kemp is a producer and writer. She got her big break by becoming a staff writer for the then-Fox hit series 'The Bernie Mac Show'. She then began writing for other television shows such as 'Eli Stone', 'Justice' and 'Beauty & the Beast' ( 2012), 'My Own Worst Enemy' (2008), before eventually becoming increasingly known for the CBS political drama series 'The Good Wife'.
Where to watch
The show airs on Netflix and on the Starz network channel.
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