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Actor Isaac Keys, who performs Diamond, tells VIBE about his character’s position and motivation all through the season.
As one present within the Energy universe involves an finish, one other one takes maintain of the franchise’s devoted fandom. Energy Ebook IV: Drive debuted on Sunday (Feb. 6) following the season two finale of Energy Ebook II: Ghost. The highly-anticipated spinoff made STARZ historical past and set a brand new collection premiere file after reeling in 3.3 million multi-platform views.
This new Energy installment follows fan-favorite, Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora) from New York to Chicago as he now needs to grow to be the King of the town’s drug recreation. After stirring up bother in episode one and gaining some new foes who might grow to be mates—or on the very least enterprise associates— Egan will take care of the results of his actions within the collection’ second episode entitled “King of the Goddamn Hill.”
Whereas Egan and Diamond (Isaac Keys)—a lately launched convict and former head of native distro, Chicago Boys Inc. (CBI)—are confronted with an not possible mission throughout Chicago with a strict 24-hour deadline, Diamond finds himself in a “driving whereas Black” showdown with a white police officer.
The conceited cop tries to insinuate that Diamond was driving and texting, although the reformed unhealthy boy was parked. Sound acquainted? Since he refuses to take his palms off the steering wheel or make sudden actions to keep away from the notion of being a menace, the officer will get extra belligerent and attracts his weapon. It’s unclear how the scene will play as soon as the gun is drawn. To seek out out, you’ll must tune in to Energy Ebook IV: Drive on Sunday (Feb. 13).
Through the Los Angeles Drive premiere celebration, Keys make clear his character and the unsure variables he has to face since being launched from jail after 15 years.
“Over time all of us wish to develop, [but] a variety of instances, individuals don’t need you to alter,” Keys advised VIBE. “It’s not about change [though]; it’s about evolving and I really feel Diamond has developed. He had a variety of time to assume, a variety of time to coach himself about various things, and have a distinct perspective about how issues transfer.”
He additionally spoke concerning the relationship Diamond has along with his brother, Jenard (Kris D. Lofton), and why their energy battle personally and inside CBI is way greater than medicine.
“Individuals need him to be the previous Diamond, he’s attempting to evolve. However on the identical time, does your previous proceed to comply with you no matter whether or not you modified, or not, is the query,” Keys expressed. “I feel followers will have the ability to faucet into the evolvement of how Diamond is attempting to alter, however he’s nonetheless concerned in the identical life-style that he was in earlier than.”
Teasing extra into what we see play out on this teaser and all through the season, Keys shared, “One factor about Diamond, he’s not attempting to return to jail. On the identical time, is he doing issues that may ship him again to jail?” Keys smirked. “We’ll see.”
Energy Ebook IV: Drive streams completely on STARZ and the STARZ app. Peep the unique teaser of subsequent week’s episode above.
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