Starz has renewed its hit crime drama series "Power" for a sixth season and Season 5 is set to premiere on July 1.

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"As 'Power' wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular 'Power' team for producing another great season," Starz president of programming Carmi Zlotnik said in a statement.

"We are also pleased to announce a pick-up for Season 6."

Rapper Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson who stars on and executive producers "Power," is set to direct the first episode of Season 6, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

"Power" stars Omari Hardwick in the lead role as Ghost as he tries to escape his life as a drug kingpin and turn into a legitimate businessman.

Joseph Sikora also stars as Ghost's partner Tommy along with Naturi Naughton as Ghost's wife, Tasha St. Patrick.

"Power" is Starz's top performer, averaging 9.3 million viewers per episode.