Negotiations between Comcast and Starz are still at a standstill, and it's possible the premium channel could be dropped by the major cable provider. There's some folks unhappy about that, including Power executive producer and former star 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson). 50 is understandably furious about the situation and has been going off on Comcast on his social media since he got the news.
For those unfamiliar with his online antics, it's almost always gold (though his tweets have gotten him in trouble in the past) when 50 Cent gets going on social media. The rapper turned actor first reacted to the news rather mildly, and shared a scene from Power featuring his character Kanan Stark.
It may seem a tad dramatic, but 50 Cent's first tweet is a bit subdued compared to what's on the way. Honestly, who can fault him for being worked up about Comcast dropping Starz?
The earliest Comcast would drop Starz is Tuesday, December 10, which would've been after Power aired its series finale if the sixth and final season kept airing episodes each Sunday as normal. However, the final season was supersized to 15 episodes and it's being split into two parts -- the first half started August 25 with 10 episodes, and then the final five episodes will premiere in early January 2020. So you can see why 50 is so upset. If a compromise can't be reached, fans who watch Starz through Comcast will be left hanging on the end of Power.
50 Cent is really letting Comcast have it on Twitter, and it's pretty clear he's going to keep hounding his 10.9 million followers day in and day out about how Comcast is trying to get rid of Starz. To be honest, he probably should, as he probably has quite a few Power fans following him on social media.
There is a good chance the dissolution of this Power deal could affect the series in the long term, even beyond the series finale. 50 Cent revealed earlier in the year that Power spinoffs were in the works, and losing Comcast means a large chunk of television viewership. Of course, this is an age of streaming where the service can be picked up as a standalone and on other services, but losing access to a specific audience is not ideal.
The good news is that there still seems to be time for both Starz and Comcast to figure out a deal. The bad news is that once a deal is in place we'll have to wait for more classic tweets like this until someone else starts a beef with 50 Cent.
Power airs on Starz Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET. The final Season 6 airs its next new episode Sunday, October 27. Stick with CinemaBlend for more updates on what's happening with the Starz and Comcast situation, and for the latest news in movies and television.