Ahead of its Season 5 premiere, Starz announced today the early renewal of Power for an additional sixth season.

Aside from that, the network announced 50 Cent will have his directorial debut in the first episode of the season.

Meanwhile, the fifth season will return on Sunday July 1.  The network released a first-look image.

PWS5 First Look

“As ‘Power’ wraps production on season five, we want to acknowledge and thank our spectacular ‘Power’ team for producing another great season. We are also pleased to announce a pick-up for season six,” said. Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik.

From Executive Producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp, Power is a drama straddling the glamorous lifestyles of Manhattan’s rich and infamous and the dark underworld of the international drug trade.

The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as drug kingpin and nightclub impresario James “Ghost” St. Patrick, Joseph Sikora, as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays Ghost’ fierce, loyal wife Tasha St. Patrick, Lela Loren as his first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Angela Valdes, Larenz Tate as Councilman Rashad Tate and Brandon Victor Dixon as the St. Patricks’ attorney, Terry Silver.