CULT show Power has built up a massive following over the years since it first hit screens in 2014, and it doesn’t hurt that the show’s executive producer is US rap star 50 Cent.
And the drama has unfolded once again in the sixth and final series on Netflix. Here’s what you can expect from the show’s huge showdown…
When did Power season 6 start in the UK and is it the final season?
It’s been announced that the sixth season of Power will be its last – and there won’t be any further waiting as the series is now available on Netflix (August 26).
The premiere episode aired on Starz in the US the day before on Sunday, August 25 before us Brits can enjoy it on UK Netflix.
This follows the same format as season five which saw new episodes airing on Sundays in the States before being made available for British fans on Monday.
The episodes usually drop in the UK on Mondays at 8am so we can expect the same for this final season.
How can I watch it in the UK?
You can NOW enjoy the sixth and final season of Power on Netflix.
The streaming site will air Part one of Power in the UK every Monday from August 26, 2019 – with 10 episodes shown every Monday for almost three months.
However, the remaining five shows are set to air in early 2020, potentially January, however, no official announcement has yet been made.
So watch this space…
Season five of Power ended with the shooting of Angela Valdes[/caption]
Why is Power season 6 being split in two?
Power producers have not yet revealed why the final series will be split in two, however, showrunner Courtney Kemp has alluded to the reason behind the format change.
She hinted the last five episodes of the season would air later as the story of sixth series is divided in two halves.
Speaking to TV Guide, she explained: “Like every season, episode eight is going to be a huge ending — big, big shift.”
“Episode 10 is cray. Then [episode 11] to [episode 15] are a way to explain what has happened.”
She went on to add: “The last 45 seconds of [Episode 15] are some of my favourite television I’ve ever done.”
Another explanation for the split could perhaps be down to a scheduling issue with Starz, as apart from the first series every season has had 10 episodes.
Adding another five to the series is expanding it significantly and may make it hard to fit around the channel’s other shows.
What happened in Power season 5?
Season five of Power ended with the shooting of Angela Valdes right after Ghost (aka James St. Patrick) had confessed that he still loved her.
The police officer had been shot in the chest by Ghost’s best friend Tommy Egan but fans still don’t know whether the bullet shot was fatal or not.
Of course, Tommy had meant for the bullet to hit Ghost because he was furious at his best friend.
Cooper Saxe (Shane Johnson) had told Tommy that he had been manipulated by Ghost into killing Tommy’s father, Tony Teresi.
Tommy also believed that Ghost was to blame for the murder of Mike Sandoval, so he was not a happy bunny at all.
50 Cent‘s character Kanan had previously been killed in Season 5, Episode 8.
Ghost and Tommy will be back for more drama in Power season six[/caption]
What can we expect in season 6?
Following an explosive finale to its fifth series, season six is going to be thrilling – that’s for sure.
Power’s official synopsis for the new series 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.”
The broken friendship between Ghost and Tommy will continue to be played out at the beginning of the upcoming series, the showrunner Courtney Kemp revealed.
“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.”
A total of 15 episodes will make up the sixth and final season of Power, however, the first series had just eight episodes, before changing to 10 from season two to five.
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Who is in the cast of Power?
Actress Lela Loren is technically the only confirmed cast member, as she reprises her role as Angela Valdes.
When asked whether the character would survive by TV Line, showrunner Courtney Kemp said: “I can say Lela is in season six, but I can’t say what she’s doing.”
Naturally, actor Omari Hardwick will return as the show’s main character Ghost.
While Jospeh Sikora is also set to reprise his role as Tommy Egan.
Naturi Naughton (Tasha), Michael Rainey Jr. (Tariq), Jerry Ferrara (Joe Protor) and Sung Kang (John Mak) are all expected to return to their roles as well.