‘Power Book IV: Force’: Will Tommy Become the New Ghost?

Starz’s Power Universe has become a year-long production with shows from the franchise premiering throughout the year. As fans await the second season of the beloved Power Book II: Ghost, they have become enraptured by the Power prequel series, Power Book III: Raising Kanan. Still, as much as fans are enjoying these two shows, die-hard Power fans are awaiting the Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) centered Power Book IV: Force.

The third spinoff in the Power Universe, Force picks up following the events of the original show and occurs in the same timeline as Ghost. Tommy, still reeling from the death of his best friend, James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and stung by the betrayals of both Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.), leaves his life in New York City behind for good to start over elsewhere.

However, Power fans think that Tommy is getting more than a fresh start. Many believe that Tommy is destined to become the new Ghost.

Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan wearing a black shirt and glaring into the camera
Joesph Sikora as Tommy Egan in ‘Power’ | Starz

When will ‘Power Book IV: Force’ premiere?

Force has been filming in Chicago, Sikora’s hometown since January 2021. Now, Starz has finally revealed that we can expect the premiere of the new series 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.”

For fans that still long for the original Power where Tommy and Ghost were in sync, Power creator Courtney A. Kemp has explained that this is the show for them. “It definitely is in terms of its violence and sexuality very old school Power,” she told Deadline.

In fact, it appears that Tommy may be taking on the role that Ghost once held.

Will Tommy become the new Ghost in ‘Power Book IV: Force’?

As OG Power fans know, in the original series, Ghost was the thinker and visionary of the drug empire that he and Tommy shared. While Tommy thrived in the chaos of his occupation, wanting nothing more than his money and his vintage Mustang, Ghost wanted to go legit. Now, Tommy is going to be rebuilding his organization from the ground up, filling in the gap that Ghost has left vacant.

“Damn we could see this play out to multiple cities and Tommy somehow creates a Black Mafia Family type organization where he’s flooding multiple regions of the country with drugs,” one Redditor suggested via Express. Another added, “Very interesting. This sounds like Tommy could end up being in a position like Jason and eventually become the primary plug down the road.” A third commented: “I would 100 percent prefer Tommy be the head runner of this entire show and series moving forward.

When Force was first announced, the logline revealed that Tommy would be headed to LA, so Chicago might simply be a pit stop. “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,” Sikora told Entertainment Weekly.


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Joseph Sikora says Tommy is shocked by some aspects of Chicago in ‘Power Book IV: Force’

Though Sikora was born and raised in Chicago, Tommy is a New Yorker through and through and there are several aspects about the Windy City that he’s not prepared for. “The racism of Chicago, the dividedness of Chicago, is foreign to Tommy in a lot of ways, and so I think that is going to be a really interesting topic for us to tackle, the separation of Black and white and Latin people in terms of neighborhoods,” Sikora told Entertainment Weekly. “We have these real brilliant homegrown actors who are really showing the diversity and quality of the city of Chicago. I’m really proud of that.”