In advance of production wrapping on season five, Starz ann
ounced today the early renewal of hit STARZ Original series “Power” for an additional sixth season, with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson scheduled to direct the season six premiere episode. From creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp, “Power” has continued to perform for the network growing with each season and establishing several all-time high performances for STARZ viewership. The much-anticipated fifth season will return on Sunday, July 1st at 8PM ET/PT.
Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik said, “As ‘Power’ wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular ‘Power’ team for producing another great season. We are also pleased to announce a pick-up for season six.”
“Power” is the hugely successful New York-based crime drama created by Courtney A. Kemp who executive produces alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, Gary Lennon and Shana Stein. The critically-acclaimed fourth season averaged 9.3 million multiplatform viewers per episode and is the most-watched franchise for Starz, averaging 7.4 million multiplatform viewers for all four seasons. “Power” ranks number 3 among premium scripted series for viewers * and was a top three Sunday night program on Nielsen Social Rankings nine out of 10 weeks. The series is the recent recipient of three 2018 NAACP Image Awards® including “Outstanding Drama Series” and “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series,” and a 2017 People’s Choice Award® for “Favorite Premium Drama Series.”