The CW series Black Lightning has begun production.
Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce/Thunder), shared a behind the scenes photo of herself along with costars Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce/Lightning), Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce) and showrunner Salim Akil on Twitter, on Tuesday.
— Nafessa Williams (@NafessaWilliams) June 26, 2018
There might be some big changes in store for the Pierce family. TVLine recently released a report which indicates that “a flurry of fresh faces are being cast” for the series, including a scientist named Dr. Jace, a new love interest for Anissa, and a new principal for Garfield High.
There is expected to be some fallout from the season one finale even without these characters joining the series. Season one ended with Martin Proctor, A.S.A.’s leader, dying and the experiments he had been conducting for decades on the citizens of Freeland finally being exposed. Anissa and Jennifer both embraced their power and Lynn came to accept that her children and her husband are heroes, making it a family affair completely. However, it’s not sunshine and rainbows for the Pierce’ in the next season. Villain Tobias Whale (Martin Jones III) will be causing trouble for Black Lightning wherever he can.
The season two synopsis reads:
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man with many faces. He is a former Olympic athlete, respected educator and a father of two. He is also Black Lightning, super powered protector of Freeland with the ability to sense and harness electricity.
Black Lightning is based on characters from DC and was created for television by Salim Akil. The show comes from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil and Eric Wallace. Black Lightning was created for DC Comics by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.
Black Lightning returns for its second season this fall, airing on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT after The Flash on The CW.
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