Cress Williams will play the character of Black Lightening on the CW

According to Deadline,  Cress Williams has just been cast in the title role for “Black Lightning.” The series will reportedly focus on “Jefferson Pierce, who hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago. However, with a daughter hell-bent 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.”

Greg Berlanti will produce alongside Salim and Mara Brock Aki.  The “Black Lightning” pilot episode is scheduled to film in March in New Orleans.


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