Fans of STARZ‘s long-running underworld crime drama Power have some serious “good news/bad news” issues to deal with this week. On one hand, the Courtney Kemp created and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produced series is set to end its run with its upcoming 15-episode sixth season starting August 25. But out of the ashes of a final season titled “The Final Betrayal” will come a series of planned spinoffs – with reports that a writers’ room for at least one spinoff has already formed.
“We will follow some of your beloved Power characters beyond the scope of the initial series,” proclaimed EP Kemp today of the next phases in the world she fashioned. “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.”
– Courtney Kemp, Executive Producer
Here’s a look at Jackson’s initial Instagram announcement:
While not much is known about which characters or storylines will be mined for series/project consideration, and if those plans would involve series stars Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren, and Joseph Sikora. Viewers will see a bit of fitting closure during Power‘s last episode: Emmy Award winner Anthony Hemingway (American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson) is set to helm the series finale – after having directed the first two episodes of the series during its June 2014 cable network debut.
“Season 6 brings us to the end of what we know is just the first chapter of the Power story. However, as one chapter comes to an end, another will begin. Courtney Kemp and 50 Cent have created a world rich with complex and dynamic characters and there are a number of stories we plan to tell as we continue to explore and expand the Power universe.”
– Carmi Zlotnik, Programming, STARZ