Joseph Sikora says Tommy will have to start from scratch in season 2
Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) moved from New York to Chicago in Book of Power IV: Strength. Determined to start a new life after the death of his best friend James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), Tommy has gained popularity in the Windy City.
However, following the events of Strength Season 1 finale, it looks like Tommy is going to have to start from scratch in Season 2.
‘Power Book IV: Force’ has an eventful season 1
As much as fans were thrilled to see Tommy Egan thriving on his own, Strength had a few missteps in its first season. In July 2021, Deadline reported that series creator and showrunner Robert Munic left the series. “Munic created the series, the latest offshoot of Starz’s formidable series Able franchise, and served as executive producer and showrunner,” the report read. “According to sources, the parting ways were amicable over creative differences.”
Although there don’t seem to be any other issues, the pacing and storylines of the first season of Strength didn’t have the same pace as the original series. Variety explained the odd tone in a recent essay. “Strength has its own growing pains, mostly because the writers are racing to turn Chicago into the stocked Chinese store that audiences want to see Tommy devastate,” they wrote. “The powerverse iIt’s a sprawling ecosystem, but it’s grown into its world over its six seasons, and “Force” seems set to replicate a similar scale in the span of six episodes.
Now that the series has been renewed for Season 2, a new showrunner is ramping up. In fact, Sikora says Tommy will have to start over.
Joseph Sikora Says Tommy Will Have To Start From Scratch In ‘Force’ Season 2
In the Strength Season 1 finale, Tommy lost Liliana (Audrey Esparza), the person he trusted above all else. Now he’s going to have to start over in Season 2. “I think the closer we got to Tommy, so many good things were happening to him, you couldn’t touch him,” Sikora told The Wrap. “He felt invulnerable in some ways,” Sikora told us. “And just when it seemed like everything was going well, things change. There’s an old Black Flag song, “I’m so mad/I feel so let down” and I think that applies here as well. There’s only one direction to go and that’s at the end of our season, where Tommy has nothing. And sometimes when Tommy has nothing, it’s “now I see clearly, now I see the way”.
Season 2 of “Power Book IV: Force” will debut in 2023
After a slight delay, Starz finally renewed Strength for Season 2. The show will likely debut in 2023. “I’ll be easily up for a second and third season because I think there’s a lot more stories 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 fewer words and more time in Tommy’s psyche.”
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