The fourth story in Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Courtney A.Kemp's Power saga is exactly one week away and we have the low-down on what to expect and whos involved in the story that will follow Ghost's former partner Tommy Egan!
The last time we saw Tommy, fair warning [Power Book II Spoiler Alert], He wasn't seeing eye to eye with who was left standing in the St. Patrick Family amidst the death of Ghost. Seeking revenge on Tasha, Tommy was then ran out of New York City by Tariq and Monet in order to save Tasha's life. Tommy made sure to let it be known that their business was unfinished. This brings us to Power Book IV.
Centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan, played by 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 cities 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.
Who's involved in the story?
Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora)
Tommy Egan is a stranger in a strange land when he arrives in Chicago after putting the wreckage of New York behind him. No longer willing to take orders from anyone, Tommy is his own boss looking to build his own empire and become the biggest drug dealer Chicago has ever seen.
No word yet whether any familiar faces will pop up, but other players are all new faces to the Power story include the following below.
Claudia “Claud" O’Shea (Lili Simmons)
Claudia Flynn is the only daughter to the largest kingpin in Chicago. Astute doesn’t begin to describe her – her intellect is a mixture of Ivy League lecture halls and Chicago street-smarts. She is as brilliant as a politician and as blunt as a pipe wrench to the face. Claud doesn’t need the green light or permission to set things in motion, she is the fire starter and the one person nobody in Chicago should ever count out. In a male-dominated business, Claud is determined to carve out her own path and one that might save her family in the end.
Gloria Rodgers (Gabrielle Ryan)
Gloria is a razor-sharp and stunning former Marine carving her own path in Chicago. She’s passionate, fiery and beholden to no man. Out of the small kitchen in the back of her bar, she pumps out Michelin-level, Jamaican-inspired dishes. Her clientele is a revolving door of Irish mobsters looking to move in on her real estate. This doesn’t stop Gloria’s hustle and dream of one day owning her own restaurant and being free from under the watchful eye of the crime family that she’s entangled with. A chance encounter with Tommy quickly causes a seismic shift in the lives of those around her that only she can unravel.
Walter Flynn (Tommy Flanagan)
Walter Flynn is the head of the Irish crime family in Chicago. Despite living a life of immense prosperity in his castle on the lake, he longs for the way things used to be. Walter believes that without community and family, there is no tradition, and his deeply held code of honor bleeds into every aspect of his life. As he ushered his family into the twenty-first century, Walter quickly saw the criminal organization he built facing threats he never accounted for.
Vic O’Shea (Shane Harper)
Vic Flynn is the heir apparent to Chicago’s largest crime family – a prince who leads with his heart as much as his fists. Vic resents the fact that his father has mapped out his
entire life for him – both in business and in love. Vic can roll with Chicago’s wealthiest socialites just as easily as he can get down with Chicago’s heaviest dealers. Realizing his father has taken a shine to Tommy, Vic will fight to regain control of his rightful position at any and all costs. Looking to move his family’s business forward and bury old beefs, Vic’s allegiance to his family is put to the test and where he comes out on it will impact the entire city of Chicago’s POWER structure.
Diamond Sampson (Isaac Keys)
Diamond is a gentle giant with truthful eyes and a body made of granite with defensive precision, a trait drilled into him during a 15-year sentence. Before Diamond got locked up, he was the young head of Chicago’s most promising crew that was taking over the city. In his short time at the helm, he created a tactical drug running outfit respected by all of Chicago’s crime families. He spent his time in prison reading the classics, educating himself on everything from history to literature to philosophy. Now that he’s out, Diamond plans on taking the reins back from his crew’s interim leader — his younger brother.
Jernard Sampson (Kris Lofton)
Not a traditional student, but a shining star who was gifted from birth, Jenard was accepted to Brown University within days of his older brother Diamond being sentenced to 15 years. Jenard parked his ambitions of academia and took the reins of one of Chicago’s largest crews. Buffeted by the benefits of Diamond being his brother and keeper, he took power of the organization with an unbridled ability of a CEO along with the wild energy to end anybody that crosses him.
JP Gibbs (Anthony Fleming III)
A gifted jazz musician who toured several continents, developing a rich worldliness that comes through in his swagger and collage of diverse tattoos. JP owns and operates a blues club with his ailing father that has been the target of several attacks by local gang members. As rich as JP’s life is, he still carries the pain of never having had a mother in his life and having a son he has no relationship with. JP’s world is thrown off its axis when he crosses paths with Tommy.
Darnell “D-Mac” McDowell (Lucien Cambric)
D-Mac is a young man who has been raised by the streets of Chicago’s Southside. Independent, fiercely loyal and completely unflinching when called upon to represent his crew, D-Mac is still a kid at heart looking for someone to take care of him. After a run in with Tommy proves to be more than a fluke, D-Mac looks to Tommy as he hits a crossroads in his life that can completely upend his future.
Simon (Phil Donlon)
30’s, male, a muscle head with little regard for anyone who isn’t Irish. A bulging muscle-head with a hot temper in the Irish Outfit, he’s looking to make his way up the food chain.
Adrienne (Blyth Howard)
Adrienne is a beautiful and charming crime reporter working for a digital news outlet that specializes in investigative journalism. Adrienne has an incredible ability to read people and listen without judgement; who realizes the truth lies in areas of gray. She decided to pursue a journalism degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill then moved around the country working as a freelance journalist covering major crimes and specifically organized crime from street level to mob bosses.. She landed in Chicago when her knack for breaking big stories caught the eye of a digital media company set to become the next Vice. Adrienne is a woman shaped by every person she meets and every place she lives-- which is why she is drawn to ex-convict and CBI leader Diamond Sampson. She can tell that he is a man who has lived many lives and has a story to tell and when he decides to tell it, she’ll be there to listen.
Cousin Buddy (Freddie Gibbs)
A Gary Indiana legend. A hustler and icon who controls the drug game. Buddy is a little crazy, and unpredictable. No one knows what or who will set him off at any point. A total wild card, but someone that you definitely want on your team.
Blaxton (Barton Fitzpatrick)
A new member of the Dead Boys Crew.
Power Book IV: FORCE premieres February 4th, 2022 on STARZ.