Erika Alexander is joining season 2 of Black Lightning on the CW. Alexander is best known for playing Cousin Pam on The Cosby Show and as Maxine Shaw on Living Single.
Alexander will appear in three episodes of Black Lightning as Perenna, a therapist with telepathic abilities that works with Jennifer (China Anne McClain) to help her handle her manifesting powers and the complex bundle of emotions they stir up. Season 2 also adds Sofia Vassilieva as Looker and Kearran Giovanni as Cutter.
Alexander’s recent credits include Get Out (as Detective LaToya), Bosch, Queen Sugar and Beyond. Her upcoming appearances include HBO’s Insecure and the horror-thriller film I See You with Helen Hunt.
Alexander also launched Color Farm Media with former Google executive Ben Arnon. The company’s projects include an untitled horror-thriller film written by Alexander and set up at Lionsgate. She is also a co-writer of Giles, a graphic novel collaboration with Dark Horse Entertainment and Joss Whedon.
Black Lightning was created by Tony Isabella at DC Comics and made his debut in April 1977 with Black Lightning #1, which made him the first African-American character with his own DC Comics series.
Black Lightning season 2 premieres October 9 on The CW.
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