‘Black Lightning’ Unveiled: Cress Williams Suits Up in First Photo

Black Lightning is prepared to open into movement for The CW.

Warner Bros. TV on Wednesday denounced a initial demeanour during Cress Williams in dress for his superhero change ego for a TV commander of a same name.

Based on a DC Comics character, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who hung adult his fit and tip identity. However, he is pulled behind into a quarrel when one daughter becomes hell-bent on probity and a other, a star student, who is recruited by a internal gang.

The impression dates behind to 1977 and is mostly deliberate a initial African-American superhero.

The updated fit hails from longtime dress engineer Laura Jean Shannon, whose other credits embody other superhero transport such as Iron Man and Blade: Trinity, as good as a arriving Jumanji reboot. 

Executive producer/writer/director Sam Akil praised Shannon’s updated take on Black Lightning’s ensemble. “I was about 13 when Black Lightning was created, and finally there was a black superhero that gave a damn about a area and a lives,” he said. “Resurrecting him during a time in a multitude when a clarity of wish is lacking … Black Lightning will be that hope. And in updating a suit, it will vigilance to a new era that it’s time to strap and recover a power, and turn a possess superheroes.”

The exhibit comes as prolongation is underway on a Black Lightning pilot in Atlanta. From Akil and his mother and producing partner Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane), Black Lightning also depends Arrow-verse grad Greg Berlanti and his producing partner Sarah Schechter as executive producers. Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions will furnish in organisation with Warner Bros. Television, that is home to a many other DC Comics-inspired array now on a air, including Fox’s Gotham and Lucifer as good as NBC’s Powerless.

Originally set adult during Fox, a Black Lightning commander moved to The CW in February. If picked adult to series, it would turn a network’s fifth superhero series, fasten Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.


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