Starz announced today that Hailey Kilgore has joined the cast of Power Book III: Raising Kanan, playing Jukebox — a character fans of the franchise will recall — in a series regular role. The character of Jukebox first appeared in the original Power series and was portrayed by Tony Award-winner Anika Noni-Rose.
Hailey Kilgore is best known for her performance as Ti Moune in the Tony Award-winning Best Revival of a Musical Once on This Island, for which she also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role in a Musical.
She had a recurring role on NBC’s The Village, and will soon be seen in the Apple+ anthology series Amazing Stories, premiering this month.
Jukebox, is a quick-witted, fiercely independent and strong teenage girl who hangs with the boys and takes no sh*t. She is Kanan’s confidant – they keep each other’s secrets and always have each other’s backs. Jukebox is determined to forge her own path, scrapping and hustling to make money to launch her music career.
Kilgore joins previously-announced cast members Patina Miller, Mekai Curtis and Omar Epps.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is executive produced by the creator of the hit original series Power, Courtney A. Kemp through her company End of Episode and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson through his G-Unit Film and Television. Sascha Penn serves as creator, showrunner and executive producer on Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Also serving as executive producers are Mark Canton through his Atmosphere Entertainment MM, End of Episode’s Chris Selak and Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein, Bart Wenrich and Kevin Fox with Rob Hardy executive producing and directing the premiere episode. Lionsgate TV produces the series for STARZ.
Hailey Kilgore is represented by A3 Artists Agency, One Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
Starz previously announced the expanded Power universe from prolific creator, writer, producer and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The additional distinctive, gripping chapters will have audiences captivated for years to come. All four series will be produced by Lionsgate Television.
Power Book II: Ghost will pick up where the original series leaves off, starring world-renowned recording artist and Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige, Method Man and several members of the original Power cast.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a prequel story that takes viewers back to the ‘90s and the early years of iconic Power character Kanan Stark.
Power Book IV: Influence follows Rashad Tate (played by Larenz Tate) in his ruthless pursuit of political power.
And in Power Book V: Force, fans will ride along with Tommy Egan (played by Joseph Sikora) after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good.