It was only a matter of time before we had confirmation that Black Lightning’s daughters would be suiting up in the series, as well. They’re nearly as famous as he is, with several animated incarnations to speak of. Now, star Nafessa Williams has shared an official look at her Anissa Pierce in full costume as the heroic Thunder.
Williams also confirmed on Twitter than Thunder would be a lesbian like her comic book counterpart. Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. (after The Flash) on The CW. Hit the jump for a look at the full image.
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Variety has learned that Chantal Thuy (Pretty Little Liars, Madam Secretary) has been cast as DC Comics hero, Grace Choi, in the upcoming Black Lightning series. In the series, Grace Choi is the first person Anissa Pierce, daughter of Black Lightning confides in about her abilities. She’s the daughter of a Bana Amazon and has great strength and resilience.
In the comics, she became a mainstay of the group, The Outsiders, after being recruited by Nightwing.
Entertainment Weekly has learned that Grammy-Award winning singer, Jill Scott, has joined The CW’s Black Lightning in the role of DC Comics’ villain, Lady Eve. In the comics, Lady Eve was a member of the Kobra cult, and it would appear that her on-screen origin, while a bit different, hints at that coming into play in the future.
“Eve will be the bridge between Tobias Whale and a secret group of corrupt leaders. Always a consummate professional, Scott’s onscreen alter ego presents herself in Freeland as the owner of a funeral parlor, but quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning”
Jill Scott also voiced Storm on the BET animated series for Black Panther, as well as Why Did I Get Married, 2012’s Steel Magnolias, and guest roles on Fringe and Being Mary Jane.
WB Games and NetherRealms have released a new trailer, introducing the move-set and Ultimate for Raiden, the second new character in the Character Pack 2 DLC for Injustice 2. Alongside the introduction of Raiden is a Premium Skin for the character that transforms him into the DC Comics hero, Black Lightning.
Their moves are about what you’d expect, but the Ultimate is where the magic happens, with this being one of the coolest in the game to this point. Raiden and Black Lightning will join the Injustice 2 roster next month.
Musician Marvin “Krondon” Jones III has been cast in CW’s Black Lightningas a series regular playing the villainous Tobias Whale, according to Deadline. Tobias Whale is a large, physically-imposing gangster, and one Black Lightning’s earliest and most formidable foes in the comics.
I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias! His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.
Black Lightning is coming to The CW next year, and as production and promotion starts to ramp up, showrunner Salim Akil has revealed a bit of love for a fan-favorite character. He’s revealed that he hopes to have Static Shock appear in the show sooner, rather than later.
Static has come close to the small screen several times in live-action since his acclaimed animated series ended many years ago. This would be a great way to bring him into the fold.
I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in that way. So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.
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The CW has posted an extended synopsis for its new Black Lightning series, as well as some updates regarding its place in the CW-verse. First off, the series is not currently planned as being a part of that universe. Things could potentially change with all of the multiverse shenanigans that universe seems to get into, but that’s the plan as of now. With that in mind, the series will not be present during the large-scale crossover this winter. You can check out the synopsis below:
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
UPDATE: The CW has also released the first trailer for Black Lightning, which you can watch above.