Great news for Chicago… and for 50 Cent.
Despite Executive Producer 50 Cent’s threats about pulling his shows off STARZ earlier this month, it’s been announced that the latest installment in the Power universe, Power Book IV: Force, was renewed for a second season. The new spinoff starring Chicago native Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan set a record as the most-watched series premiere in Starz network history, reeling in 3.3 million multi-platform views for its February 6th debut, in the U.S. alone. Sources tell SCREEN Season Two is tentatively set to begin filming May 5th in Chicago.
“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,” Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ, shared in a 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.”
Series star and true Chicagoan Joseph Sikora, who plays ‘Tommy,’ shared in Hirsch’s joy, taking to Instagram to celebrate the good news, writing, “HERE WE GOOOOOO! I need everybody to jump in the Mustang with me. We’re going for a ride.”
Many more updates on Season Two in the weeks ahead, but for now, we can look forward to this Sunday’s new episode of Power Book IV: Force, knowing all is well in 50 Cent’s Power universe. Here’s your preview of Episode Six of Season One, which bows this Sunday on Starz…
And you can never get enough of the scintillating Season One trailer…
Be sure to check back here at SCREEN Magazine for news on Power Book IV: Force, from previews of upcoming Season One episodes to the latest on the upcoming filming of Season Two. You can also click right here to subscribe to our weekly email newsletter.