'Power Book IV: Force': Joseph Sikora Says Tommy Will Have to Start From Scratch in Season 2

Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) moved to Chicago from New York in Power Book IV: Force. Determined to begin a new life following the death of his best friend James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), Tommy did gain quite a bit of traction in the Windy City.

However, following the events of the Force Season 1 finale, it looks like Tommy is going to have to start from scratch in season 2.

‘Power Book IV: Force’ has a rocky season 1

As much as fans were thrilled about seeing Tommy Egan thrive on his own, Force had some missteps in its first season. In July 2021, Deadline reported that series creator and showrunner Robert Munic had exited the series. “Munic created the series, the latest offshoot from Starz’s formidable Power franchise, and served as executive producer and showrunner,” the report read. “According to sources, the parting of the ways was amicable over creative differences.”

Though there didn’t appear to be any further issues, the cadence and storylines of the first season of Force didn’t have the same rhythm as the original series. Variety explained the strange tone in a recent essay. “Force has growing pains of its own, mostly because the writers are sprinting to turn Chicago into the well-stocked China shop the audience wants to watch Tommy lay waste to,” they wrote. “The Powerverse is a sprawling ecosystem, but it grew into its world over its six seasons, and “Force” seems to want to replicate a similar scale in the span of six episodes.”

Now that the series has been renewed for season 2, a new showrunner is stepping up. In fact, Sikora says Tommy will have to start from scratch.

Joseph Sikora says Tommy will have to start from scratch in ‘Force’ Season 2

In the Force Season 1 finale, Tommy lost Liliana (Audrey Esparza) the person he trusted above all else. Now he’s going to have to start from scratch in season 2. “I think the closer we get to Tommy, so many good things were happening to him, you couldn’t touch him,” Sikora told The Wrap. “He felt invulnerable in some ways,” Sikora told us. “And just when it seemed like everything was going good, things change. There’s an old Black Flag lyrics, ‘I get so wound up/To feel so let down’ and I think that’s applicable here as well. There’s only one direction to go and that’s at the end of our season, where Tommy has nothing. And sometimes when Tommy has nothing it’s ‘now I see clearly, now I see the path.’”

‘Power Book IV: Force’ Season 2 will debut in 2023

After a slight delay, Starz finally renewed Force for Season 2. The series will likely debut in 2023. “I’ll be up for a second and third season easily because I think there’s a lot more story to tell. I think Chicago as a city deserves it,” Sikora told Digital Spy. “And I think the fans deserve it to get to a place where we can live with less words and more time in Tommy’s psyche.”

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