‘Power Book IV: Force’: Joseph Sikora Says Tommy Will Return to His Origins in Season 2

Power Book IV: Force Season 1 was centered on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) learning the ropes in Chicago after leaving New York City behind. In Force, Tommy tried to find his bearings in a city that wasn’t exactly inviting to him. As a result, some aspects of the series felt chaotic.

However, for season 2 of Force, Tommy is expected to return to his origins.

Joseph Sikora dresses as his 'Power Book IV: Force' character Tommy Egan wearing a black hoodie with a fur coat
Joseph Sikora as his ‘Power Book IV: Force’ character Tommy Egan | Starz

‘Power Book IV: Force’ Season 2 will center on Tommy’s family

In the season 1 finale, fans were thrilled to see Tommy’s mother Kate (Patricia Kalember) show up in Chicago. This sets the groundwork for season 2 to become a family drama. We know that JP (Anthony Fleming) will want answers from Kate and D-Mac (Lucien Cambric) will want answers from his father.

“What I loved in the finale was that beautiful tableau that [director] Deon Taylor set up, of Tommy, D-Mac, JP, and Kate in the hospital,” Sikora told TV Line. “And he left it on for a full second-and-a-half, two seconds without changing the frame. To me, it was really strong, directorially, to say: We’re establishing this for our story. Who knows where it’s going to go? But for right now, this is a family unit.”

Joseph Sikora says Tommy will return to his origins in season 2

Now that season 1 of Force is behind him and Tommy has learned the ropes in Chicago, Sikora says he’s very much looking forward to his character returning to his origins. Season 2 showrunner Gary Lennon worked on the original series so Power fans should be happy with the result.

“Courtney Kemp deserves and gets credit for the creation of the character I’m grateful to play every episode,” Sikora told TV Line. “Gary Lennon truly is the cultivator of that voice and that dynamic emotion behind the character.”

The actor previously revealed that he’d hoped Tommy would flourish for several more seasons in Chicago. “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.”

Power Book IV: Force’ Season 2 will be much better than season 1

As much as fans were thrilled by the return of Tommy Egan to the Power Universe, the series lacked some of the magic of the original series, Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan. There had been hints of turmoil behind the scenes, especially after series creator and showrunner Robert Munic exited the show before it even premiered.

Now Sikora says season 2 will be much better than season 2. On a recent Instagram post, the actor replied to a fan who was confused about the writing and the tone of the series, “The writing on season 2 is going to be [insert three fire emojis] tho,” he shared via Reddit. “@gary_lennon is in charge now (from the OG Power show.) He’s the best. Trust.”

Mostly, we’re just thrilled to see the return of Kate.

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