The Starz series is already renewed through Season 5, but the future of the crime drama has been placed in doubt following a fall-out between EP Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and the cable network.
Jackson took to Instagram to vent his feelings about the cabler’s treatment of the series:
“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning . If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach f*ck this.”
Jackson’s straight-forward threat to leave the show comes after Sunday’s episode, which was originally planned as a two-parter. The episode saw the death of two major characters and was supposed to include additional storylines. According to showrunner Courtney Kemp, Starz didn’t agree to extend the episode order, which made this jam-packed episode lose some story elements.
Power is currently on its fourth season, with Season 5 slated to release in 2018.
Could the fallout bring an early end to Power? Stay tuned…