When Does the Final Season of ‘Power’ Start?

If you’re a fan of the hit Starz series Power, you’re probably waiting with bated breath for the next season. The show wrapped the first half of its sixth and final season on Nov. 3, ending with one of the most dramatic cliffhangers we’ve personally ever seen. Now, only five episodes remain before the program wraps for good — but when do they start to air?

Omari Hardwick at a 'Power' premiere
Omari Hardwick at a ‘Power’ premiere | Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

What to know about the remaining ‘Power’ episodes

The last five episodes will air on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Power executive producer Courtney Kemp said in a Nov. 3 interview with Deadline that the next season will dive into the ubiquitous question: Who shot Ghost?

In the last episode of the midseason finale, Ghost got shot by an unknown person and seemingly died. Just before the shooting, several of Ghost’s enemies were on their way to kill him.

“All the clues are there,” Kemp said of the shooter. “Honestly, I feel as though I’ve just served you a delicious mystery, now time to figure out whodunnit.”

There are multiple theories that Ghost actually survived the shooting. However, Omari Hardwick, who portrays the character, seemed to suggest otherwise when he bid the show a farewell on Instagram.

“Thank you Starz, producers, writers, directors, crew, teamsters & my beloved cast for trusting each other enough to aid majorly in this line being blurred. That is when programming shifts the culture. My belief is we accomplished that,” he wrote in the post. Thank you fans for entrusting me with the job of quarterbacking this team of bandits who scored in stealing your hearts week in/week out for 6 yrs.”

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“It is always your next move” -Napoleon Hill _____________________________ This rings true in every thing & every move we make in life…..or in fiction. Sometimes when the gift of which is given to the soul of a viewer or a listener is so definitive, lasting & powerful….the line between the 2 becomes blurred. Thank you Starz, producers, writers, directors, crew, teamsters & my beloved cast for trusting each other enough to aid majorly in this line being blurred. That is when programming shifts the culture. My belief is we accomplished that. Thank you fans for entrusting me with the job of quarterbacking this team of bandits who scored in stealing your hearts week in/week out for 6 yrs. Thank you @50cent @courtneyakemp @markcanton @shinybootz #CarmiZlotnik for your gifts & for knowing i was that QB. #ChrisAlbrecht ..thank you for the process. @gary_lennon for the wisdom. Thank you Courtney as well for allowing me to select a fellow talented female in @shanasteinprod to be at the helm of 610. Shana thank you for your security, openness, trust, challenge, love, protection, ear & sight of ALL things me (in particular), but my talented cast mates as well. Never forgotten. @naturi4real @josephsikora4 @misslloren @lala @michaelraineyjr @shane_m_johnson @theonlyelizabethrodriguez @therealvictorgarber @realdonshea for game ONE on… & ALL past & present teammates! +Thank you #GlynnTurman for giving me a lifetime of a mentor & champion of my marathon. A gift you are. @mrsjaeh thank you for the infamous prayer of me embracing my power months before this job was brought by God. A lasting prayer answered. **& to EVERY family member, friend, colleague & most imperatively…FAN who finds themselves at an impasse between that ever present Real & Fiction right now of whether your ghOst has become just THAT…a ghost…And are in rage because of it….i overstand your emotion & if Ghost has taught you anything…..watch the company you keep & keep the company you watch.

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Kemp later maintained that there’s more of James St. Patrick on the way. But it’s not the first time executives have said such a thing, only for it to turn out the opposite way. For example, Angela Valdez was shot in season 5 and died at the beginning of season 6.

What else can fans expect from the next episodes of ‘Power’?

When asked this exact question in a Nov. 3 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kemp said: “It is a jigsaw puzzle. It’s a new way of telling story for us, and it’s going to push the audience to look at the show in a different way. It’s not the same old Power as you’ve seen it. It will feel different.”

Kemp did not elaborate. When pushed for more hints about the series finale, the producer doubled down on her position, telling the outlet:

“I don’t have an answer for that! It will look like premium cable circa 2020? I don’t know. It will be well-lit? I have no idea how to answer that question. I think that’s you again trying to be slick, which I appreciate. But no, it’s going to look like the answer to a lot of things.”

Clearly, you’ll just have to tune in to see what happens.

It’s not the end of ‘Power’

There’s currently a Power spinoff in the works, which will feature Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige. The details are also limited, with Kemp telling Entertainment Weekly that she doesn’t want to “distract the audience from the end of Power.” But she did say that it seems promising.

We can’t wait.