BLACK LIGHTNING Adds Nafessa Williams And China Anne McClain As Thunder And Lightning

Following the news that The CW's Black Lightning has found its leading man in the form of Cress Williams, it's now been revealed that his two soon-to-be super-powered daughters have also been cast...

It's been a big day for Marvel casting news up to this point, so here's a little something from the DC camp. Deadline reports that Nafessa Williams (Code Black) and China Anne McClain (House of Payne) have landed female lead roles in The CW's upcoming Black Lightning TV series opposite Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce.

Williams will play Pierce's oldest daughter Annisa, who is described as "passionate and quick-witted, balances the demands of medical school with her job teaching part-time at her father’s school." McClain, meanwhile, has signed on as the younger Jennifer, who becomes involved with a criminal gang and forces her father to suit up as Black Lightning once again.

In the comics, Anissa and Jennifer follow in their father’s footsteps and don the mantles of of Thunder and Lightning, respectively.

Black Lightning will be written and produced by Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, alongside Greg Berlanti. There's no set premiere date just yet.
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