Jill Scott is joining the cast of The CW’s coming series Black Lightning. She will be taking on the role of Lady Eve. Scott previously voiced Storm on BET’s short-lived animated series Black Panther in 2010. Her other onscreen credits include Why Did I Get Married, 2012’s Steel Magnolias, and guest turns on Fringe and Being Mary Jane.
Showrunner and executive producer Salim Akil in a statement:
“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex. I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”
The series was developed by Salim and Mara Brock Akil with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schecter, and follows Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal and retired superhero with electricity powers who suits back up when both his daughters and his community are threatened by Tobias Whale’s 100 Gang.