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Everything To Know About Power Book IV: Force Season 2

Starz finally revealed the Tommy Egan-centered Power spinoff’s premiere date.

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Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan in 'Power Book IV: Force' Season 1

Tommy Egan isn’t leaving Chicago anytime soon. Just five episodes into Power Book IV: Forces inaugural season, Starz renewed the latest Power spinoff for Season 2. The development was hardly a surprise, considering the Joseph Sikora-led series, which follows Tommy’s unplanned entry to Chicago’s drug game, was the network’s most-watched series premiere of all time with 3.3 million multiplatform views in the United States alone.

“Fans have been eagerly awaiting Joseph’s return as the iconic ‘Tommy Egan’ and from the show’s record-setting debut, it was clear right away that they want to see another season of him taking on this new city,” Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said in a March 9 statement. “We are thrilled to have Joseph back in the Power Universe and to be expanding the world with a new tapestry of power players brought to life by our fantastic cast.”

There will be one major change to the new season, however: Force creator and Season 1 showrunner Robert Munic departed the series last year over reported “creative differences,” and will be replaced by Gary Lennon for Season 2. Lennon, whose previous credits include Euphoria, Orange Is the New Black, and Hightown, previously worked with Sikora on the original Power series.

Despite the early renewal, executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was initially frustrated that the show wasn’t renewed sooner. “They Renewed High town [sic] and FORCE is the highest rated show they have it sitting in limbo,” he captioned a March 1 Instagram post, following Starz announcement of Hightown Season 3 but Force’s official renewal came through. “If I told you how much dumb sh*t I deal with over here.” The Grammy winner also claimed he might cut ties with Starz when his four-year deal expires in September. (Sources told THR at the time, however, that the network was in the midst of negotiating a new overall deal and wanted him to remain with the company “for years to come.”)

‌But Force’s drama is even more explosive — sometimes literally — on screen. Here’s everything we know so far about Force Season 2.

The Power Book IV: Force Season 2 Premiere Date

More than a year after announcing the show’s renewal, the network revealed that Force Season 2 returns on Friday, Sept. 1 at midnight ET on the Starz app before its linear debut on Starz at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The Power Book IV: Force Season 2 Trailer

Along with the premiere date announcement, Starz also dropped the first Force Season 2 teaser, which you can watch above. After cutting ties in New York, Tommy’s newfound family and ruthless drug game enticed him to stay in Chicago, per the logline. The explosive second season begins with Tommy on a mission to avenge the death of Lilliana, his former nemesis-turned-business partner. With Diamond and Jenard at odds, the Flynn organization weakened, and a new connect on the scene, Tommy is more determined than ever to take over the Chicago drug world.

The Power Book IV: Force Season 2 Cast

In addition to Sikora, the Season 2 cast also includes a mix of returning and stars and several newcomers: Isaac Keys (Diamond), Kris D. Lofton (Jenard Sampson), Lili Simmons (Claudia “Claud” Flynn), Shane Harper (Vic Flynn), and Anthony Fleming III (JP Gibbs), Carmela Zumbado (Mireya Garcia), Manuel Eduardo Ramirez (Miguel Garcia), Miriam A. Hyman (Stacy Marks), Adrienne Walker (Shanti “Showstopper” Page), Lucien Cambric (D-Mac), and Tommy Flanaganas (Walter Flynn).

Because the Power universe is known for shocking deaths, the events of the April 17, 2022 season finale make it unlikely that Audrey Esparza (Liliana) will return. Likewise, Gabrielle Ryan’s Gloria won’t be back for Season 2 — at least, not in the flesh. “Gabrielle is fine,” Ryan captioned a March 28, 2022, Instagram post, sharing behind-the-scenes photos of her character’s shooting death. “Gloria however, now has a bloody hole on her face ... Why didn’t Vic just listen to Tommy. He never steered him wrong before like he said.” Sikora, for his part, captioned a March 28 “dump” of photos of him and Ryan, “GUTTED. One of my favorite people on the planet.”

This post will be updated as more details about Force Season 2 become available.

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