Joseph Sikora Dreams Up 'Origins' Prequel Cast, Inspired by 'Young Sheldon'

Exploring Tommy Egan's Future in the Expanding Power Universe

by Zain ul Abedin
Joseph Sikora Dreams Up 'Origins' Prequel Cast, Inspired by 'Young Sheldon'
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Joseph Sikora, the renowned actor behind Tommy Egan on Starz’s hit series "Power," recently shared his aspirations for casting the younger version of his character in the upcoming "Origins" prequel series. Speaking at the "Power Book II: Ghost" season four premiere in New York City, Sikora expressed his hopes for a casting choice that could match the young talent seen in "Young Sheldon." The "Origins" prequel, unveiled by Starz in March, promises to delve into the backstories of beloved characters Ghost and Tommy, originally portrayed by Omari Hardwick and Sikora, respectively.

Sikora remarked, “I hope they choose somebody as good as the kid who plays young Sheldon," referring to Iain Armitage's acclaimed performance in the CBS series, which concluded after seven successful seasons. Reflecting on the complexity and charm required to portray a young Tommy Egan, Sikora added, "I think that they can do it.

It has been done before in all their shows, and I think that Young Sheldon is a fun and funny show."

Sikora's Philosophical Take

As Sikora pondered the eventual farewell to his long-standing character, he shared his philosophical approach with PEOPLE, focusing on living in the present rather than dwelling on the end.

He drew parallels with historical figures like Meyer Lansky and Lucky Luciano, suggesting that Tommy’s fate remains uncertain as the "Power" universe expands. Sikora also expressed deep gratitude for the decade-long journey with the "Power" franchise.

Anything that lasts 10 years is longer than most Hollywood marriages, so I'm really excited to be here and I’m so grateful," he stated. He credited executive producer Mark Canton with the original concept and co-executive producer Curtis' 50 Cent' Jackson with his leadership and support.

Joining the celebration, Naturi Naughton and Michael Rainey Jr., who play Tasha and Tariq St. Patrick, shared their joy and pride in being part of a project that significantly shaped the cultural landscape. As the "Power" series celebrates its 10th anniversary, the anticipation for "Origins" reflects this iconic television saga's enduring impact and evolving narrative, promising new insights and thrilling developments for its devoted fan base.