When Power launched in June 2014, it was an instant hit and had millions of people falling in love with its dramatic plotline and twisted criminal characters. By the time Power: Book Two premiered in September 2020, the series was one of the highest-ranking of its time, and with every new season, its popularity grew.
The spinoff from the series, titled Power Book IV: Force, recently premiered, and it follows the journey of one of the most popular characters from the series, Tommy Egan. Joseph Sikora, the man behind the character, celebrated the premiere with a throwback photo, and it was a treat for his fans. Read on to find out more about the picture and the new spinoff.
Sikora Posted A Throwback Photo
Sikora celebrated the premiere of the spinoff series on Instagram by posting a throwback picture of his first day filming the original Power series. In this first season of the Starz show, he was introduced as Tommy Egan.
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The throwback picture was of him taking a mirror selfie in his trailer on set just before the first day of filming. He captioned the post with, “It’s here. February 6th. This was day ONE of filming. Thank you God. I want EVERYONE to let me know what you think. TOMMY. IS. BACK.”
His Fans Showed Him Support
Sikora’s fans and his fellow Power co-stars crowded the comment sections with celebratory messages and words of support for the new season. Michael Rainey Jr. wrote, “Go crazy unc,” Kris D. Lofton commented, “Love you brother!!!” and Shane Harper wrote, “Congratulations Joseph!! All the love coming your way. Bout to be #1. Cheers brother.”
Sikora attended the New York City premiere of Book IV with LaLa Anthony, who featured in the original series as Lakeisha Grant, Tommy’s love interest. She and Sikora also retained their characters in the first Power spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost.
The Spinoff Follows Tommy’s Move To Chicago
Power Book IV: Force follows Tommy’s story as he leaves New York for Chicago to set up his own drug empire after the death of Lakeisha and James Patrick, aka Ghost, his best friend and business partner. The two were killed in the series finale of Power in 2020.
In a recent interview with People, Sikora spoke about the new spinoff and how Tommy is emotionally in the first episode. He said, “He’s lost. He lost his brother Ghost. He lost the woman he loves, Holly, and their unborn child. He lost Keisha. His mother is non-existent.”
He added that “We’ve always seen Tommy with something. We’ve seen what he hates, but also what he loves — and he’s lost both. He’s lost any connection he’s had. Everybody [is] against him, and he’s burned a lot of bridges. … He knows there is no return to New York. He can only go forward.”
Sikora Also Spoke About Tommy’s Experiences
In another interview with TV Insider, Sikora also spoke about Tommy’s experiences as he ventures into a different community in Chicago. He spoke on how events of the last season left Tommy “a shell of a man” and how that damaged emotional and mental state will affect him in various areas of his life.
Sikora said, “We find him at such an interesting place to play that you can’t help but find new dimensions to the character. He’s a survivor, and he’s in survival mode. I think we find Tommy in that situation in the new series.”
When asked about the possibility of him finding romance in Chicago, the Ozark actor said, “I think that he still carries this soul of Lakeisha with him, so that’s really going to affect his decision-making in terms of females and relationships.”