Power Book IV: Force is on the horizon. The third spinoff in the Power Universe will center on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), the volatile best friend and business partner of James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). So far, much of what will occur in Force has been under wraps. However, do know that Tommy has officially left New York for a fresh start in Chicago.
Now executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has revealed that Ghost might actually be appearing in the spinoff.
When will ‘Power Book IV: Force’ premiere?
Fans have been anticipating the long-awaited Tommy Egan spinoff, Power Book IV: Force. Luckily, the series premiere is much closer than anyone might have guessed. Though Starz has not yet provided an exact release date, we know that this series will debut in early 2022.
“It’s really f—ing good,” Sikora told Entertainment Weekly. “People are going to love it. I think that it’s going to take all facets of Tommy that we’ve built up to until now to not only survive but to potentially thrive — and to potentially leave. You don’t know if it’s going to be one city and then another city and if he’s going to keep bopping or what connections need to be made.”
We might even catch a glimpse of the character when Power Book II: Ghost returns for season 2 in November 2021.
50 Cent says Ghost might appear in ‘Force’
Though the Power Book IV: Force premiere is still months away, 50 Cent is already hinting at what fans might expect. When pressed about an appearance from Ghost, who died at the end of Power, the rapper/executive producer assured fans that the kingpin was long dead. However, that might not stop him from popping up on Force.
“Maybe flashbacks or something,” he told Express. “But not in present day.” Since Hardwick was just cast in a new Netflix sci-fi movie, The Mothership, alongside Halle Berry, John Ortiz, and Molly Parker, it’s likely that his filming schedule wouldn’t allow him to return to Power even if his character was still alive.
‘Force’ might crossover with ‘Power Book II: Ghost’
In addition to young versions of Tommy and Ghost making appearances in Force, the series could also crossover with Power Book II: Ghost. As we know, Tommy made an appearance in season 1 of Ghost when he returned to New York for revenge against Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.) and Tasha (Naturi Naughton).
With Tariq on his own standing with the Tejada family, he might need to turn to Tommy for advice, despite their estrangement. “I can’t tell you [if Tariq will seek out Tommy], but you know he’s definitely going to need uncle Tommy’s help at a point,” Sikora said via Express. Since Ghost and Force are set in the same time period, this doesn’t seem too far-fetched, especially since Tommy appeared in the season one finale of the show.”
Power Universe creator Courtney Kemp has explained that she’s not opposed to crossovers, as long as each show stands on its own.