Hollywood actor Larenz Tate is down to be the bad guy every “Power” fan grows to love and hate. The veteran movie star has confirmed hype about him landing a full-time role on everyone’s favorite Starz show.

This week, Tate went to Instagram with his reaction to buzz going viral about his new regular “Power” role.

Very grateful this happened: Game of Silence and House of Lies alum Larenz Tate, who recurred in four episodes of Season 4 of Starz’s hit drama series Power, has been promoted to series regular for Season 5. Tate plays Councilman Rashad Tate, a city councilman from Jamaica Queens. Power follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a drug kingpin living a double life who in season 4 sought to find redemption. Courtney A. Kemp serves as the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Power. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and Gary Lennon serve as executive producers. In addition to Game of Silence and House of Lies, Tate starred on FX’s Rescue Me and recently was cast as the male lead in ABC drama pilot Salamander. On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in Girls Trip. #PowerTv

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Yesterday, “Power” actor/producer 50 Cent shared an on-set pic of himself and co-star Joseph “Tommy” Sikora.

First day back to work POWER, coming soon. Season 5 @josephsikora4 #50centralbet

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This week, a report emerged about Larenz Tate landing a regular role for season five.

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Game of Silence and House of Lies alum Larenz Tate, who recurred in four episodes of Season 4 of Starz’s hit drama series Power, has been promoted to series regular for Season 5. Tate plays Councilman Rashad Tate, a city councilman from Jamaica Queens. Power follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a drug kingpin living a double life who in season 4 sought to find redemption. (Deadline)

A couple days ago, New York rapper Fabolous saluted “Power” lead actor Omari Hardwick.