Powerbook 5: Influence – Release Date, Cast and Plot

With the grand comeback of Powerbook season 4, the fans are all going off crazy! Literally, all of us are passionately awaiting the release of the Powerbook season 5! But the big question is: will the show be renewed or is it cancelled? Come on, let’s try and get a grip of the situation!

Powerbook: Quick Recap

Powerbook is an American comedy-drama TV series that debuted on June 7, 2014. Created by Courtney A. Kemp, the series was originally released in two languages English and Spanish. 

The plot follows the story of James St. Patrick aka. Omari Hardwick is an intelligent, ferocious drug dealer who has the pseudonym of “Ghost”. James aspires to leave the unlawful world to seek legitimate business involvements as a nightclub owner.

Originally, Powerbook is produced by Bart Wenrich, Shana Stein, Heather Zuhlke, Raphael Jackson, Jr., Damione Macedon, Denise Pinckley, and Michael Rainey Jr. along with Courtney A. Kemp, Gary Lennon, David Knoller, Curtis Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett in association with End of Episode Inc., Mawuli Productions, Atmosphere Television, G-Unit Film & Television Inc., and CBS Television Studios.

Powerbook All About The Series

Genre Crime drama
Created by Courtney A. Kemp
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Lela Loren
  • Naturi Naughton
  • Joseph Sikora
  • Adam Huss
  • Kathrine Narducci
  • Luis Antonio Ramos
  • Greg Serano
  • Sinqua Walls
  • Lucy Walters
  • Rotimi Akinosho
  • David Fumero
  • Shane Johnson
  • J.R. Ramirez
  • Jerry Ferrara
  • Curtis Jackson
  • Callan Mulvey
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
  • La La Anthony
  • Matt Cedeño
  • Sung Kang
  • William Sadler
  • Brandon Victor Dixon
  • Larenz Tate
  • Mike Dopud
  • Cynthia Addai-Robinson
  • Monique Gabriela Curnen
  • Michael J. Ferguson
  • Evan Handler
Opening theme “Big Rich Town” by 50 Cent and Joe
Composer Jeff Russo
Country of origin United States
Original languages
  • English
  • Spanish
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 63 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Courtney A. Kemp
  • Gary Lennon
  • David Knoller
  • Curtis Jackson
  • Mark Canton
  • Randall Emmett
  • Bart Wenrich
  • Shana Stein
  • Heather Zuhlke
  • Raphael Jackson, Jr.
  • Damione Macedon
  • Denise Pinckley
  • Michael Rainey Jr.
Running time 51–82 minutes
Production companies
  • End of Episode, Inc.
  • Mawuli Productions
  • Atmosphere Television
  • G-Unit Film & Television Inc.
  • CBS Television Studios
Distributor Starz Distribution
Original network Starz
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio format 5.1
Original release June 7, 2014 –

February 9, 2020

Followed by Power Book II: Ghost
Related shows Power Book III: Raising Kanan

Power Book IV: Force

Power Book V: Influence

Powerbook 5: When Is It Coming Out?

Recently, in March 2022, the franchise renewed the next instalment titled ‘Powerbook V-Influence’. So far, there has been no fixed release date announced to date. Moreover, with the recent release of Power Book IV: Force, it’ll possibly take some time for makers to decide on a release date, plan a press rollout schedule, and more. However, we perhaps expect its arrival by fall 2023. 

Furthermore, Courtney, the show’s creator in an interview with Entertainment Weekly started “We are patterning it after Marvel, where different characters come in and out of other people’s shows,” Here added, “So there are crossovers and some of your favourite characters will come back, even if they don’t get their own spinoff, they will show up in places. We’re trying to do it for the fans, to give the most of what they want.” Thus, it solidifies the arrival of the Powerbook shortly. 

Powerbook 5: Whom We Can Expect?

As of March 2022, there’s been no official announcement regarding the star casts of PowerBook 5. However, we may undoubtedly anticipate tons of previous cast members to be present in this season as well. 

Here is the list of the cast follows below,

  • Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan
  • Isaac Keys as David “Diamond” Sampson
  • Lili Simmons as Claudia “Claud” Flynn
  • Gabrielle Ryan as Gloria
  • Shane Harper as Vic Flynn
  • Kris D. Lofton as Jenard Sampson
  • Anthony Fleming III as JP Gibbs
  • Lucien Cambric as Darnell “D-Mac” McDowell
  • Tommy Flanagan as Walter Flynn
  • Audrey Esparza as Liliana
  • Jeremih as Elijah
  • Michael J. Ferguson as Francis “2-Bit” Johnson
  • Johnny Rivera as Roberto
  • Christopher Kahler as Avram
  • Channel Bell as Doctor Lauryn Williams
  • Konstantin Lavysh as Rodovan Mirkovic
  • [updated 2/07/2022]
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez as Paz Valdes
  • Donshea Hopkins as Raina St. Patrick
  • Enrique Murciano as Felipe Lobos.
  • Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Tameika Robinson
  • Victor Garber as Simon Stern
  • Ana de la Reguera as Alicia Jiménez
  • Patricia Kalember as Kate Egan
  • Bill Sage as Sammy
  • Anika Noni Rose as Laverne “Jukebox” Ganner
  • Maurice Compte as Diego Jiménez
  • Avery Mason as Black “BG” Grimace
  • Amaya Carr as Yasmine St. Patrick
  • Debbi Morgan as Estelle, Tasha’s mother.

Powerbook Spin offs

Series Seasons Episodes Originally released Status
First released Last released Network
Power 6 65 June 7, 2014 February 9, 2020 Starz Concluded
Power Book II: Ghost 2 20 September 6, 2020 February 6, 2022 Airing
Power Book III: Raising Kanan 1 10 July 18, 2021 September 26, 2021
Power Book IV: Force 1 10 February 6, 2022 April 17, 2022

Powerbook 5: What About The Ratings?

IMDb gives the season a score of 8.2 out of 10, indicating a positive response to the series. Rotten Tomatoes bestows the season with a score of 83%, with an average rating of 8/10. 

Powerbook 5: Where To Watch?

As soon as the series gets out, it starts streaming on Hulu!

Powerbook 5: When Is The Trailer Releasing?

Netflix released the Powerbook 4 trailer just a few months before its premiere.

However, the trailer of the upcoming season is not yet announced and neither the teaser has been released. So, if the trailer comes out, we’ll keep you posted. Stay tuned!

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