CW’s Black Lightning superhero TV series found its leading man in Hart of Dixie actor Cress Williams. Now, they’ve released the first image of the actor in costume.
Written by Akil and Brock Akil, based on the character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, and to be directed by Akil, Black Lightning, the fifth Arrowverse series, centres around a DC Comics superhero who can generate and control lightning. It marks the first show in the Berlanti DC universe that will focus on a black superhero. The character’s costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon (The Jungle Book, Iron Man, Scott Pilgrim, Preacher).
“Based on the DC Comics character, Black Lightning centres on Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who hung up his suit and secret identity. However, he is pulled back into the fight when one daughter becomes hell-bent on justice and the other, a star student, who is recruited by a local gang.”