Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Casting News - Kim Fields Joins Netflix's 'The Upshaws'; Jeff Pierre to Co-Star on The CW's 'Walker'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - March 4, 2020

The CW's Walker; Netflix's The Upshaws; and Starz's Power Book III: Raising Kanan.

  • Kim Fields has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy starring Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps. She previously starred for nine seasons in NBC's The Facts of Life and five seasons in FOX's Living Single. She has recently starred in the Lifetime original films You Light Up My Christmas and Wrapped Up in Christmas.
  • She will play Regina Upshaw, Lucretia's (Sykes) sister and Bennie's (Epps) high school sweetheart, now wife and the mother of his three children. She works in medical billing at a local hospital and struggles to stay upbeat and keep her family happy - and her husband in check - while pursuing goals of her own.
  • Jeff Pierre will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Jared Padalecki and Lindsey Morgan. He previously starred for two seasons in Freeform's Beyond. He also recurred on Showtime's Shameless and ABC's Once Upon a Time.
  • He will play Trey Barnett. Warm and loving but haunted, he is Micki's (Morgan) boyfriend. An Army medic recently back from his deployment, he's doing his best to adjust but it's not easy. He has a good relationship with Micki. They keep each other honest, and know each other better than they let anyone else know them.
  • Hailey Kilgore has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming Power spinoff starring Patina Miller, Mekai Curtis and Omar Epps. She previously received Tony and Grammy Award nominations for the musical Once on This Island. She also had a recurring role on NBC's The Village.
  • She will play the young version of Jukebox - played as an adult in the original series by Anika Noni Rose. She is a quick-witted, fiercely independent and strong teenage girl who hangs with the boys. She is Kanan's (Curtis) confidant - they keep each other's secrets and always have each other's backs. She is determined to forge her own path, scrapping and hustling to make money to launch her music career.