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Power Season 6: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated August 9, 2019
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‘Power’ is an American crime drama television series that airs on Starz and has been created by Courtney A. Kemp, whose other notable works include ‘The Good Wife‘ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Kemp is a co-producer of the show along with Curtis Jackson, popularly known as 50 Cent.

The show has evolved over the course of its five seasons to become one of the best shows currently out there. It has got the suspense and thrill you would need from a crime drama. It also has one of the best lead characters in the form of James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick. The characterization, writing, acting, directing, atmosphere and pacing of the show have made it a hit among the fans but critics have been a little reserved their praise of the show due to the heavy plotting and some of the formulaic elements that it resorts to.

Power Cast: Who is in it?

Omari Hardwick of ‘Kick-Ass‘ and ‘The A-Team‘ fame appears as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a well-known player in the drug world and a nightclub owner. Joseph Sikora, who can be seen in shows like ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ and ‘Criminal Minds‘, plays the role of Tommy Egan, who is not just Ghost’s partner, but has been his friend for so long that he is an honorary member of the family. Naturi Naughton of ‘Fame’ and ‘Notorious’ will also return as Tasha, James’ wife, and his criminal accomplice.

Michael Rainey Jr. as Tariq St. Patrick, Rotimi Akinosho as Andre “Dre” Coleman, and La La Anthony as LaKeisha Grant are all scheduled to return. Rainey Jr. is James’ son who wishes to enter the drug business, while Dre is a low-level street dealer with ambitions to become more entrepreneurial. Grant is Tasha’s friend and later their money launderer, who also has a relationship with James’ partner Tommy. Lela Loren appears as Angela Valdes, a US Attorney hunting Ghost, but happens to be in love with James. Although we see her get shot in the previous season, she is not dead and will return. Kanan Stark, a fellow dealer, and James’ mentor, played by 50 Cent is as dead as can be, and will not be returning.

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Power Plot: What is it about?

‘Power’ follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, who is a wealthy nightclub owner in New York who seems to have it all. He caters to the elite people of the city and dreams big, all the while living the double life as a drug kingpin. Over the seasons, the series tries to spin a tale about the perils and pitfalls of a person who struggles with power and how intoxicating it can be. However, if one were to take away the swearing and the sex, it could just as well be like one of the tv dramas that ABC is popular for.

Anyhow, the struggle comes for James when he has to choose between two lives, which offer different kinds of perks. While his partner and friend Tommy wants him to continue dealing drugs and using the nightclub as a front for it, James wants out. He has a classy New York pad and a wife who is a typically spoilt brat. Who would not want to trade in a drug empire for all that? However, to complicate matters, James still has feelings for Angela, his high school crush, who just happens to be working for the government that is cracking down on drug dealers.

Overall, the characters are painted with broad strokes, though the season does evolve to show some nuance in James and Tasha’s relationship. In the initial season, you might find it hard to side with any particular character since they do not appear to be compelling, but if you have the patience to sit through five seasons, you will realize why fans are so sad about the fact that the upcoming season marks the finale of the show.

Kemp has already teased that no one is going to be safe in the last chapter and with already a couple of major character deaths and injuries, we are waiting with bated breath to see what the show has in store.

Power Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Power’ Season 5 premiered on July 1, 2018, on the US channel Starz. Even before the fifth season premiered, the network renewed the show for another season, and now about a year after the end of last season, ‘Power’ Season 6 is set to release on August 25, 2019. The only bad news for the fans is that season 6 is also going to be the final season of the show.

While ‘Power’ itself is ending, there are going to be spin-offs, so there is good news for fans. Deadline reported what Kemp said, “We will follow some of your beloved ‘Power’ characters beyond the scope of the initial series. 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.”

Power Trailer:

Here’s a little tease of ‘Power’ Season 6 to get you excited.

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