STARZ has announced that Power Book IV: Force has been renewed for a second season. The third spinoff in the Power franchise debuted February 6 as the most-watched premiere ever in STARZ history with 3.3M multiplatform views in the U.S. alone.
Along with the announcement of the renewal, STARZ also shared that the series creator Robert Munic, who oversaw production on the Joseph Sikora-led spinoff during Season 1 will be replaced by Gary Lennon (Euphoria, Hightown) as showrunner and executive producer.
“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,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ in a press release. “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.”
Power Book IV: Force centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan, played by Chicago native Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried. One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them crumble. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.
The first season was set and filmed predominantly in the Chicago area with a significant portion of the series filmed in Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, located at 2621 West 15th Place. Other filming locations included Wacker & Columbus, a bus station close to the Chicago Riverwalk, with a few scenes filmed on the far South Side at the public housing projects, Altgeld Gardens and Phillip Murray Homes. The cast and crew were also spotted filming in the Bronzeville district.
Keen-eyed viewers might recognize Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab in a few sequences. The restaurant is situated at 41 East Chestnut Street. While Downtown Chicago is a prominent feature in the series, a few scenes have also been shot in the south suburb of Blue Island. Located about 16 miles from Chicago’s Loop, it shares its boundary with the south side neighborhood of Morgan Park.
At this time it is unknown if the series will continue to be set and filmed in the Chicago area. We will post an update to this story very soon.
Power Book IV: Force also stars Isaac Keys (Get Shorty, The Oath), Lili Simmons (Banshee, Ray Donovan), Gabrielle Ryan (The Haves and the Have Nots, Bonding), STARZ Original series Hightown alum Shane Harper (A Teacher), Kris D. Lofton (Ballers, Empire), Anthony Fleming III (Prison Break, The Beast), Lucien Cambric (Chicago P.D., The Chi) and Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2).
Power Book IV: Force is also executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mark Canton. The Power Universe series are executive produced by Power creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp through her production company End of Episode, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Terri Kopp (BMF, ForLife) and End of Episode’s Chris Selak will also executive produce. Lionsgate Television produces the series for STARZ.