The sixth and final season of “Power” will be split into two parts, Starz revealed during the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Friday.
The first half of the Courtney Kemp-created drama will debut on Aug. 25 and consist of 10 episodes, with the second part, which will be five-episodes long, premiering in early January 2020.
An aftershow, “Power Confidential,” has also been set to air following each of the final season’s episodes, Starz programming boss Carmi Ziotnik told reporters.
“Power” Season 6 picks up with James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari 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 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.
Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Sikora, Rotimi, Alani “La La” Anthony, Jerry Ferrara, Shane Johnson, Michael Rainey Jr. and Larenz Tate are series regulars. Evan Handler, Michael J. Ferguson, Monique Gabriela Curnen and Mike Dopud join them for the final season.
Executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will make his directorial debut on Season 6. Anthony Hemingway, who directed the first two episodes of the series, will return for the series finale.
The first half of “Power” Season 6 premieres Sunday, Aug. 25 on Starz.