Expect vengeance to be served when “Power” returns for its fifth season, as we can see in a just-released trailer for the gritty Starz drama.
“My daughter is dead, someone has to pay for it,” James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) says ominously.
“We’ll all feel better once this is over,” adds Kanan Stark, played by rapper 50 Cent (who is also the exec producer of “Power”).
According to the official synopsis for the show, season 5 “picks up with James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick in a dangerous alliance with his former drug partner and brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns the death of his daughter Raina, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new, professional heights. But with this newfound publicity, his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. Ghost is blind to new enemies and, as the feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.”
In addition to the new trailer, Starz also released key art for the new season:
Speaking at a recent fan event, series creator Courtney A. Kemp described the upcoming season as “the most hard-hitting season yet,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
“Obviously we left the audience in a very specific place with the three guys coming together,” Kemp said. “You’ve got those three guys, and you’ll see two other characters who may have a relationship as well. It’s a season of strange bedfellows, different pairings of people that come together in different ways.”
“Power” returns on Sunday, July 1.