After months of waiting, Power has finally confirmed a premiere date for its upcoming sixth season – but there’s bad news too, as Starz has also announced that the show’s sixth season will be the last.

The previous series of the Starz drama have typically premiered in either June or July, but Power fans will have to wait a bit longer this time, with the show confirming that season 6 will kick off on August 25.

Power follows New York City nightclub owner James ‘Ghost’ St. Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick) as he tries to extricate himself from the city’s nefarious drug world, in which he is a well-known player.

The show’s divisive fifth season wrapped up with a knockout finale that left the fate of one major character up in the air, and the official synopsis for season 6 confirms that the series will pick up with Ghost seeking vengeance following 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,” the synopsis continues

“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 sixth season will feature 15 episodes and series creator Courtney A Kemp has promised to “play” with viewers’ expectations through the final season.

“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,” Kemp said in a statement

Executive producer 50 Cent, whose character Kanan was killed off in a violent encounter with the cops during the last season, will also be making his directorial debut this season and he teased more to come from the show beyond its final season.

“The last 5 seasons of Power have been an incredible ride for me and all of our supportive fans,” he said.

“We are far from over and I am excited to bring you more from the Power brand. 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.”

And as for what “a Power universe” or “more from the Power brand” could mean, 50 Cent has teased that he has “four spin-off shows” in the works on his Instagram page.

Power stars Omari Hardwick, Joseph Sikora and Lela Loren, as well as Naturi Naughton, Michael Rainey Jr, Rotimi Akinosho and LaKeisha Grant.

Power returns to Starz in the US on August 25. Netflix airs the show in the UK.

Source: Digital Spy