‘Power Book IV: Force’: Season 2 Will Focus on Tommy, JP and Kate

Power Book IV: Force follows Tommy Egan’s (Joseph Sikora) move to Chicago following the death of his best friend and business partner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick). With New York in his rearview, Tommy has been determined to make a name for himself in the Midwest.

However, what he didn’t expect was family ties, including his mother Kate (Patricia Kalember) to catch up with him.

Anthony Fleming as JP Gipps and Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan wearing all black in a club in 'Power Book IV: Force'
Anthony Fleming as JP Gipps and Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan in ‘Power Book IV: Force’ | Starz

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

Force has been renewed for a second season. In the first season, fans watched Tommy try and find his bearings in Chicago. Though he found loyalty in Liliana (Aubrey Esperanza), he found himself stepping over the line with the Irish mob run by the Flynn family and the Chicago Brothers Incorporated (CBI) run by brothers Diamond (Issac Keys) and Jenard (Kris D. Lofton).

Though fans were thrilled to see Tommy thrive on his own, Force didn’t have the same tone as the original Power nor was the writing and cadence as good as Power Book II: Ghost or Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

Now, Sikora says things will be different in season 2. In response to a fan’s criticisms of season 1, he shared his thoughts about the upcoming season. He wrote via Reddit, “The writing on season 2 is going to be [insert three fire emojis] tho. @gary_lennon is in charge now (from the OG Power show.) He’s the best. Trust.”

‘Force’ Season 2 will focus on Tommy, JP, and Kate

With Lennon at the helm, fans are hoping to see more of the family dynamic between Tommy, his mother, and his brother. The season 1 finale set things up to do exactly that. “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.”

With his blood family in the mix, Tommy will have some challenges moving forward. “Now that family got sprung on him, his resistance to that and his confusion — again, careful what you wish for,” Sikora added. “When your deepest and darkest come true, I think he’s shocked in a lot of ways. He had a hard time processing the whole thing.”

JP could be hiding some secrets in ‘Power Book IV: Force’

We already know that Kate is going to cause some turmoil in Tommy’s new life in Chicago, but JP is also a wild card. There isn’t much was actually know about him other than the fact that he’s divorced, has spent time in jail, and has a son D-Mac (Lucien Cambric).

Movie Bot pointed out via YouTube, that there is little else we know about the jazz musician including what his name stands for.

JP sounds very close to James St. Patrick, which is also an Irish name, fans believe that Kate has even more secrets than she’s hiding.

We’ll have to see how it pans out in season 2.