‘Power Book IV: Force’: Will 2-Bit Be in the Show? Here’s the Status of Their Friendship
Tommy Egan lost everything in Power: his girlfriend, his business, even his best friend. He could use someone like 2-Bit to help him as he tries to rebuild in Power Book IV: Force. But will he even be in the show?
‘Power Book IV: Force’ is a new chapter for Tommy Egan
Power Book IV: Force is set after Tommy left Tariq in the graveyard in Power Book II: Ghost Season 1, according to Joseph Sikora, who plays the New York City gangster. While he intended to leave for California, he stops in Chicago “to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades,” according to the logline (via Deadline). But the trip “turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried.”
“One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews,” the logline continues. “In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the power to watch them crumble.”
“Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago,” the statement concludes.
Teasing more about the show, Sikora said on Instagram Live that viewers will see “a lot more of the same from Tommy,” but the difference is that he has nothing. “Remember, he left New York with nothing,” Sikora noted. “He left New York with a bunch of money, some guns, some burners, and that’s it. Just everything he had on his person. So you’re gonna watch Tommy rebuild himself in real-time.”
Will 2-Bit be in ‘Power Book IV: Force’?
In Power, 2-Bit (Michael J. Ferguson) became someone Tommy could always count on to help him in these kinds of situations. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem he’ll appear in Power Book IV: Force — at least, not in season 1. Tackling the question on Instagram Live, Sikora noted that “2-Bit, as far as Tommy knows, is still in the joint.” But he acknowledged that any living character could appear down the line.
“Don’t count anybody out, don’t think anybody is gone gone, and don’t leave out the possibility of anything happening, because these stories get really wonderfully complicated, and that’s why you tune in,” he continued.
Sikora even hinted that James “Ghost” St. Patrick “might” make an appearance on the show.
“He very well might,” he teased. “He could also make an appearance as a live character, you never know.”
The character, portrayed by Omari Hardwick, was famously killed off in Power‘s final season. But fans remain hopeful that he’ll return in some way.
When previously asked about the possibility of reprising his role, Hardwick said he’s “never not open” to it.
“I never close the door,” he told the podcast Higher Learning With Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay. “… I’m never not open. Hell, you name the guy Ghost and so there’s always, to me, a possibility of being just that.”
He continued: “I would come back but perhaps in a spinoff just in a space to give leverage to the show to go, OK, Ghost is speaking to Tariq, but we know he’s not actually there. OK, Ghost is in Tommy’s head, but is he really there? You know, just leaving that mystique. But I’d always be open. [‘Power’] changed my life.”
Watch Tommy’s show this February
Whether Tommy’s old friends appear on his show remains to be seen. But there seem to be a lot of great things in store for viewers, regardless.
Starz will premiere Power Book IV: Force on Sunday, Feb. 6 — right after the Power Book II: Ghost Season 2 finale. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for recaps, teasers, and other related content.