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Starz has given the greenlight to a third spinoff in the Power franchise.
The premium cable outlet has ordered 10 episodes of Power Book IV: Force, which will center on Joseph Sikora’s fan-favorite character, Tommy Egan. The pickup comes six days ahead of the premiere of Power Book II: Ghost, a direct sequel to the flagship series.
“Power has been one of the most successful series in premium pay television during its six-year run, garnering more than 10 million multiplatform views in its last two seasons, and we can’t wait to take fans in a whole new direction as we pick up Tommy’s story with Power Book IV: Force,” said Christina Davis, president of programming at Starz.
Force will follow Tommy after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. Robert Munic (DirecTV’s Ice, Fox’s Star) will serve as showrunner on the series and executive produce alongside Power creator Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
The show joins Ghost, which premieres Sept. 6, and prequel series Power Book III: Kanan, which is scheduled to air in 2021 on Starz. A fifth show in the franchise is also in the works.
All four Power series come from Lionsgate Television (the studio also owns Starz), Kemp’s End of Episode and Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television. Mark Canton of Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Danielle DeJesus and Chris Selak, and Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive produce.
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