'Power' Stars Speak Out on The Final, Gut-Wrenching Season
*Spoiler alert for seasons 1-5 of Power*
Five years ago, the Starz crime drama Power came thundering to our TV screens. The top-rated drama on cable behind Game of Thrones, Power was created by Courtney A. Kemp and produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and centers on drug kingpin turned club owner James "Ghost" St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a man desperately trying to get out of the drug game to go legit. But with all of its characters' nuances and intricacies, the series is about so much more than that.
Shadow And Actfirst took a deep dive into the series in 2014, highlighting the powerful women on the show and the way they seek power in oppressive, male-dominated systems.Tasha (Naturi Naughton), Ghost's wife, and Angela (Lea Loren), Ghost's lover, have been at the helm of many of the choices the men make as well as some of the major turning points in the series. Status and identity are also consistent themes of the show, as Ghost strives for legitimacy as a club owner while wrestling against his past self, thanks to Tommy (Joseph Sikora), his former best friend in the game and Tasha, who are at odds with Ghost's new persona.
Now in its sixth season, Ghost's story is coming to an end but the world of Power is only expanding, with various prequels and spinoffs in the works. As we prepare to say goodbye to the main beloved characters, Shadow And Act sat down to chat with Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren and Joseph Sikora about the final betrayal, the Power spinoffs, and the winding paths their characters have taken.
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