Black Lightning: Cress Williams to Star
Cress Williams (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Lois & Clark, Veronica Mars, Prison Break) has landed the title role in the network’s newest DC Comics pilot Black Lightning, according to Deadline. The drama is from Greg Berlanti and the Being Mary Jane duo of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
Written by Akil and Brock Akil, based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, and to be directed by Akil, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
We here at SciFi Pulse welcome Mr. Williams to the CW DCU. We look forward to seeing Black Lightning take his place alongside his fellow superheroes.