On Saturday, the first trailer for the final season of “Power” was unveiled at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, giving fans of the gritty drama a first look at what’s to come.
Following the fifth season — which brought about the death of Kanan (50 Cent, also the show’s exec producer) — Ghost (Omari Hardwick) finds himself in the most precarious situation yet as he finds himself confronting enemies who were once his friends.
“’Power’ Season 6 picks up with James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick seeking vengeance,” reads the official synopsis for the new season. “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, 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 wrest 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.
“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, in a press release for the upcoming season. “[Exec producers] 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.”
“We will follow some of your beloved ‘Power’ characters beyond the scope of the initial series,” added 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.”
While his character may be no more, 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) will be stepping behind the camera this season to make his directorial debut.
“The last five seasons of ‘Power’ have been an incredible ride for me and all of our supportive fans. We are far from over and I am excited to bring you more from the ‘Power’ brand,” said Jackson. “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.”
The sixth and final season of Power premieres on Aug. 25.