‘Power Book IV: Force’: Joseph Sikora Says He Envies Tommy Because of a Certain Character Trait

Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) has made his grand return in Power Book IV: Force and the Power Universe will never be the same. Following the deaths of his best friend James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and his girlfriend LaKeisha Grant (La La Anthony), Tommy has left everything he’s ever known behind in New York for a fresh start in Chicago.

However, the Windy City has already given Tommy more than he bargained for. Though this is a new chapter in the short-tempered drug lord’s story, Sikora says there is one character trait that Tommy has that he envies.

Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan holding a bag and walking away from his Mustangon 'Power Book IV: Force'
Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan on ‘Power Book IV: Force’ | Starz

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‘Power Book IV: Force’ had the biggest premiere in the history of the Starz network

Fans had very much been looking forward to the Tommy Egan-centered spinoff, and they tuned in to see Tommy take Chicago in droves. According to Starz, Force had the biggest series premiere in the history of the network. Showbiz Cheat Sheet obtained a press release from Starz about the historic night. “STARZ Original SeriesPower Book IV: Force debuted as the most-watched premiere ever in STARZ history with 3.3 Million multiplatform views in the U.S. on Sunday alone, based on early reporting with many other platforms still to report,” the press release read.

Though there have only been two episodes of Force so far, Tommy has learned a lot about Chicago. He’s gotten caught up with Diamond (Issac Keys) and Jenard (Kris D. Lofton) of Chicago Brothers Incorporated as well as the notorious Flynn Family. Moreover, he’s started up a bit of a romance with a bar owner named Gloria (Gabrielle Ryan) and learned that he has a half-brother, JP (Anthony Flemming) that his mother abandoned.

“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,” Starz press release said about the new series via Deadline. “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.”

Joseph Sikora says he envies Tommy because of a certain character trait

Sikora has been portraying the volatile gangster since Power first debuted in 2014. He understands Tommy unlike anyone else, including the origins behind his short fuse and long memory. In fact, the Chicago-born actor says there is one trait that Tommy has that he personally envies — the fact that Tommy doesn’t care what other people think.

“I wish I was more like Tommy in the way of I wish I didn’t care what people thought about me, or you know what I dressed [like], or what they say when I’m not there,” the Ozark actor told Digital Spy. “Tommy does not care. He doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about anybody in a lot of ways, but he does care about the core, just the core group of people. I think that’s a lot of the reason why people are attracted to Tommy is that they wish [they were like him]. As I do too, I wish I was a little bit more like that, so that I knew who I should care about and who I shouldn’t care about.”

Joseph Sikora says he hopes ‘Power Book IV: Force’ will go at least three seasons

Still, it looks like Tommy is letting his guard down where Gloria is concerned which is going to be a huge issue for her former lover, Vic Flynn (Shane Harper). With the ratings, it’s likely that Force will be renewed for season 2 quickly. In fact, Sikora says he hopes the series will go at least three seasons.

“I mean, I think that the show, even just in terms of what the fans want, and the storytelling, I think it has to go a minimum of three seasons,” he told Express. “And maybe a few more than that. But certainly, three to get the full dynamic of Tommy Egan and even Walter Flynn.”

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