TORONTO (July 5, 2019) – As the cast of STARZ’s hit drama series POWER prepares to hit the stage at the 2019 Essence Festival®, Bell Media announced today that the sixth season of the two-time NAACP Image Award-winning series will premiere exclusively on STARZ in Canada. The extended, 15-episode season debuts on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 12 a.m. ET On Demand, and at 10 p.m. ET on the STARZ linear channel.
Seasons 1-5 of POWER are currently available on STARZ. In Canada, STARZ is available through most television service providers, directly to consumers as an add-on to Crave, and through Amazon Channels. For more information, visit www.starz.ca.
POWER straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of NYC, Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, his brother in arms in the drug business, Naturi Naughton as Ghost’s fierce wife Tasha St. Patrick, and Lela Loren is Ghost’s first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes.
Season 6, which marks the directorial debut of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, picks up with Ghost 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, 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.
The ensemble cast also includes Rotimi, Alani “La La” Anthony, Jerry Ferrara, Shane Johnson, Michael Rainey Jr, and Larenz Tate. Joining as series regulars this season are Evan Handler, Michael J. Ferguson, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and Mike Dopud.
POWER was created by Courtney A. Kemp, who serves as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Gary Lennon. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produces the series through his production company G-Unit Film and Television, as does Mark Canton through his production company Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Randall Emmett, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also serve as executive producers.