Deadline is reporting that Hailey Kilgore is the latest name to join the cast for the upcoming Power prequel series Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan, is set to be a prequel series set in the 1990’s that will chronicle the early years of Kanan Stark, whose world revolves around his mother Raq, who raised him by herself. She is his everything. At the same time, he is beginning to get a sense of not only the world around him but his place in said world. Kanan wants to be just like his mother…and that’s the problem. He’s young and wide-eyed and doesn’t know how the hustle works. And even more important, his mother is not nearly as keen as he is for him to follow in her footsteps. Theirs is a complicated relationship that only gets more problematic as time goes on.
The report states that Hailey Kilgore will be playing the role of LaVerne ‘Jukebox’ Ganner, who was portrayed by Anika Noni-Rose in the original Power series. Jukebox is a quick-witted, fiercely independent and strong teenage girl, and confidant of Kanan. 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.
Raising Kanan will be executive produced by executive produced by Power creator Courtney Kemp, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Mark Canton, Chris Salek, Danielle DeJesus, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich. The report also states that Rob Hardy is attached to direct the pilot episode, as well as serve as executive producer.