“Power” Season 3 won’t be the last installment for the Starz series as the Omari Hardwick-led show has already been renewed for Seasons 4 and 5.
In July, Starz confirmed that there will be a “Power” Season 4 and Season 5, TV Line reported. The series has been pulling in massive ratings for the network, with the “Power” Season 3 premiere raking in 2.26 million live + same day viewers.
Showrunner Courtney Kemp had teased earlier this year that “Power” Season 3 would lay the groundwork for the next season, telling the publication, “Season 4, it’s a completely different show. You are in the process of getting there during Season 3. The show is going to look very different in Season 4. The process of getting there involves a lot of change and transformation, and some of the things in the show fall away in a great way.”
“Power” executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who also plays Kanan in the series, also released a statement following the two-season renewal, saying, “I knew ‘Power’ was going to be something special from the first concept meeting I had with Mark Canton. The fans support for the show has been the driving force of its success and I can’t wait to bring them two more seasons full of action and suspense.”
Meanwhile, “Power” Season 3, episode 10, titled “In My Best Interest,” saw the deaths of two characters: Greg (Andy Bean) and Milan (Callan Mulvey).
After he finds Ruiz’s (Luis Antonio Ramos) dead body, Greg grabs the wiretap recording he’d given to him the night he had a meeting with Milan. In the recording, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) can be heard admitting to killing Lobos (Enrique Murciano) and saying that it was James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Hardwick) who ordered Ruiz’s death. Ruiz lets his mentor Bailey Markham (Lee Tergesen) and Sandoval (David Fumero) listen to the recording. However, Greg doesn’t realize until it’s too late that Sandoval is the mole hiding in their department because the latter shoots him immediately.
As for Tommy, he’s told by Milan that they’ll hold off killing Ghost until he signs the deal with the Bassetts to expand his nightclub business. Tommy then tells Ghost about Milan’s plan and urges the latter to take down the Serbian drug lord on the night of the party. Ghost hesitates at first, since he doesn’t want to mess up his deal with the Bassetts again, but Tommy convinces him that they might not get another chance to get rid of Milan and his drug cartel. Their plan works, and the pair shoots Milan dead. However, it looks like Tommy might continue Milan’s legacy because he tells Dre (Rotimi) that he wants to continue selling drugs in Ghost’s nightclubs.
The “Power” Season 3 ends with cliffhangers all around for the characters. Angela (Lela Loren) bursts into Truth in the middle of the party and arrests Ghost on suspicion of killing Greg. Tasha (Naturi Naughton) receives a photo of her son Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) tied up from Kanan (Jackson) and Jukebox (Anika Noni Rose), who have kidnapped him and asked for a ransom.
Fans will have to wait for “Power” Season 4 to find out what happens to all the characters.
“Power” Season 4 is expected to premiere in the summer of 2017 on Starz.