Jill Scott Joins Cast of Black Lightning

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.

 Black Lightning will debut in 2018 on The CW.

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