As Warner Bros. and DC Comics continues to expand its TV Universe across multiple shows, the anticipation for more news about the upcoming Black Lightning pilot continues to grow.
With a rapidly expanding cast of main players, it has been announced that Christine Adams (Agents of SHIELD, Feed The Beast) has been added to the roster. A report from Deadline has confirmed that Adams will be playing a character named Lynn, who is the ex-wife of the main character Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning, played by Cress Williams (Code Black, Hart Of Dixie). Her character is described as a woman who exudes confidence and intelligence. Although she’s got a mischievous side, she’s not the one to be trifled with when it comes to family.
Jefferson Piece aka Black Lightning is a DC Comics character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. The show will be centered around Pierce and his life after he stopped being hero and gave up his secret identity. But he will soon be pulled back into the vigilante lifestyle by his two daughters Anissa Pierce aka Thunder played by Nafessa Williams (Brotherly Love, Streets) and Jennifer Pierce aka Lightning played by China Anne McClain (A.N.T. Farm, House Of Payne).
The pilot is being written by husband and wife duo Salim Akil and Mara Brock-Akil who are the masterminds behind amazing, character driven shows like Girlfriends, The Game, and most recently Being Mary Jane. Salim Akil is also pulling double duty as the director of the pilot.
Adams is no stranger to network TV or the Geek/Comicbook world. Having had small or recurring roles on several main stay shows known by Geeks around the world, we are confident that she will bring a strength and truth to her character’s live action adaption. The fact that her character has been described as having a “mischievous side” incites the question as to the type of trouble she will get herself into and how many times her ex-husband and daughters will have to come to her rescue. Of course this is all just speculation. No additional information has been released about the show besides the plot synopsis for the pilot itself. If picked up for a full season, Black Lightning will air on The CW and join the likes of other DC Comics TV series like The Flash, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl. Let’s not even think about what another crossover special would be like after adding the super powered Pierce family to the mix. Can you say Epic?
No official premiere date for the show has been released.