Starz to End `Power’ After Upcoming Sixth Season

Final season to debut in August
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Starz will end its most watched drama series Power with the show's upcoming sixth season, which launches in August, the network announced Thursday.

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The series will finish with a 15-episode sixth season debuting Aug. 25, the network said. Power, which is executive produced by Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50-Cent” Jackson, is the second most-watched original drama series on premium cable networks behind Game Of Thrones, and the number one rated show among African-American viewers, according to Starz.

Starz president of programming Carmi Zlotnik in a statement hinted about potential Power spinoffs in the near future.

“Season six 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,” said Zlotnik. “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.”

The upcoming season will mark the directorial debut of Jackson, as well as the return of director Anthony Hemingway (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story), who helmed the first two episodes of the series when it debuted in 2014 and will helm the show’s finale, according to Starz.

The series stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Rotimi, Alani “La La” Anthony, Jerry Ferrara, Shane Johnson, Michael Rainey Jr. and Larenz Tate.

RELATED: Courtney Kemp, 50 Cent discuss their hopes and vision for Power's future (Video). 

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