Power Book IV: Force showrunner exits over creative differences

Power Book IV: Force is looking for a new showrunner after creator Robert Munic has left the Starz crime drama.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Munic had “creative differences” with the upcoming Power spinoff and decided to move on, just a few weeks before the first season is scheduled to finish filming. Power Book IV: Force takes place after the end of the original Power and focuses on Tommy Egan (played by Joseph Sikora) as he leaves New York to start a new chapter of his life and criminal career in Chicago.

Munic is a TV crime drama veteran who created the Audience Network series Ice, starring Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) and set in the world of diamond trading. He also produced and wrote for FOX’s Gang Related, TNT’s Murder in the First, and Audience Network’s Rogue.

It’s not uncommon for series creators to move on from shows as the idea of what the show is changes; most recently The Blacklist creator Jon Bokenkamp departed that series after the show underwent a major shift with the exit of lead actress Megan Boone.

Joseph Sikora is the only Power cast member to star in Force; the main cast also includes Tommy Flanagan as Irish mob boss Walter Flynn, Lili Simmons and Shane Harper as his children Claudia and Vic, Isaac Keys as gang leader Diamond and Kris D. Lofton as Diamond’s younger brother Jenard. Anthony Fleming III and Lucien Cambric round out the lineup as jazz musician JP Gibbs and young rogue D-Mac, both of whom have their lives changed when they unexpectedly run into Sikora’s character Tommy Egan.

Power Book IV: Force does not have a premiere date yet. The first Power spinoff, Power Book II: Ghost, arrived in September and has been renewed for season 2. Second spinoff Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel that will release later this month.

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