Jeremih is branching out into acting. The Grammy-nominated singer and rapper has joined the cast of upcoming spinoff series Power Book IV: Force, according to multiple published reports on Friday.
The drama centers on Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), who cut ties to New York and moved to Chicago.
Jeremih, real name Jeremy Phillip Felton, will play Elijah “a high-ranking member of CBI who knows how the drug game is played and isn’t afraid to bend the rules. As Jenard Sampson’s (Kris D. Lofton) closest ally, there’s nothing he won’t do to prove his loyalty to both the Sampson brothers,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Additional cast members include Lili Simmons, Gabrielle Ryan, Shane Harper, Anthony Fleming III, Lucien Cambric and Tommy Flanagan. The series is currently in production in Chicago.
This is the third Power spin-off after Power Book II: Ghost, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
Jeremih broke onto the music scene with his 2009 debut single “Birthday Sex.” He was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for his single “Planez” with J. Cole. Jeremih’s 2015 track “Don’t Tell ‘Em” featuring YG climbed to the top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
In November 2020, Chicago native Jeremih was hospitalized in an intensive care unit with a severe case of COVID-19.
Weeks later in an interview with ABC7 Chicago, he discussed his life-threatening battle with the virus.
“My heart was just beating irregularly. My liver and my kidneys were out — and I can talk about this now ’cause thank God I’ve made it and I’m still here — you know, I was on dialysis. They kept telling me the numbers weren’t getting any better,” he told the TV station. The 33-year-old performer was on a ventilator during his ICU stay at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital.