"Black Lightning," a new CW TV series is coming and the star of the show will be portrayed by a CW veteran. The show will feature another DC hero who uses electricity to fight for justice. This new TV series will be based on the popular hero of DC comics.
The Lead Role Will Be Played By A Veteran Actor
Cress Williams will play the lead role in "Black Lightning," the latest DC comic hero that is migrating to the small screen. He has previously starred in "Hart of Dixie" which ran from 2011 to 2015. Williams has also acted in a number of hit TV series such as "Prison Break," "Grey's Anatomy," "ER," Beverly Hills 90210," and "Veronica Mars."
The Lead Character Is Jefferson Pierce
The veteran actor will play the role of Jefferson Pierce aka "Black Lightning" in the upcoming CW TV series. His character is a retired crime fighter who was forced to get back into the action because of forced circumstances. He was influenced by his daughter who is eager to seek justice as well as a star student who is being threatened by a local gang.
He Was A Former Vigilante
Pierce, the lead character of the show, has already retired many years ago. But he was forced to resume his crime fighting activities as "Black Lightning" when one of his students was involved in a gang war. As such, he is different from the DC heroes such as "The Flash," "Arrow," and "Supergirl" who all started in their younger years and never looked back.
The "Black Lightning" Is Different From The Other DC Superheroes
Akil and Salim Akil and Mara Brock will write the script of "Black Lightning" and will also act as the executive producers of the pilot episode. Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of "Arrow" and "The Flash" and Sarah Schechter will share the same responsibilities. If this TV series is set in the same timeline as the other CW superhero shows, Pierce will be different since he's the only one who came back from retirement.