This September, Lifetime Movie Network will debut a new three-part movie series, As Luck Would Have It, starring Jackée Harry and rising actress Mea Wilkerson. The movies debut Thursdays, beginning August 31, and are produced by Hybrid Films.
Harry (Days of Our Lives, 227) leads the cast as Gabbi Luck, a retired professor turned amateur sleuth who uses her background in criminology to help solve murders. Raleigh-raised actress, Mea Wilkerson joins the cast as Detective Lisa Luck.
Harry, 67, began her acting career in the late 70s. Her professional debut was as a nurse in Going Through Changes at the Billie Holiday Theatre in Brooklyn in 1977. In the following years, she made appearances in soap operas, but it was her role as Sandra Clark in 227 that earned her an Emmy in 1987. She later became affectionately known for her role Lisa Landry in Sister, Sister which snagged her another award in 1999 (NAACP Image Awards).
Mea Wilkerson is carving a line for herself in Hollywood. At the age of 19, she moved to New York by herself to purse her career in acting. So far her resume includes Hairspray, Internet Ruined My Life, and BrainChild.
August 31: As Luck Would Have It: Murder 101
September 7: As Luck Would Have It: Old Flames, New Fires
September 14: As Luck Would Have It: Murder for Sale