Cress Williams is The CW’s Black Lightning!

Cress Williams will lead The CW’s Black Lightning TV series

The latest DC Comics series has found its star. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Cress Williams is set to play Jackson Pierce and his electrifying alter ego on the upcoming The CW series from Greg Berlanti (producer on the network’s Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow) and The Game and Being Mary Jane‘s Mara Brock and Salim Akil.

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Black Lightning, created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, made his first appearance in 1977’s “Black Lightning” #1. The story follows Jefferson Pierce, a former Olympian, who was secretly born with the ability to create and manipulate electromagnetic fields. Although he had abandoned his hometown in Metropolis’ Suicide Slum after the murder of his father, Pierce returns there with his wife…

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