The CW's BLACK LIGHTNING Character Breakdowns And Synopsis Confirm Thunder And Lightning

It was recently announced that The CW would be taking the Black Lighting pilot on board after FOX passed on it, and we now have character descriptions for the four series leads, as well as a synopsis...

Following their Deadpool 2 scoop from last night, That Hashtag Show has now shared character breakdowns and a synopsis for the Black Lightning TV show, which recently moved to The CW after Fox decided to pass on the pilot.

The descriptions are for the the four series leads, which include Black Lightning himself (of course) in addition to his daughters Jennifer and Anissa, who, as DC Comics fans will be aware, should eventually suit up as Lightning and Thunder, respectively.

“Male, African-American, late 30s to 50. Handsome, fit, with an athletic build. Former 3-time gold medal decathlon winner who is now principal of a high school in South Central Los Angeles. A father figure to his student and hero to the local community. JEFFERSON is charming, charismatic, smart, and has both warmth and humor. He is devoted to his two daughters and remains deeply in love with his ex-wife LYNN. He also has a great passion for justice and a quick temper that he has spent years learning how to control. Think Idris Elba. LEAD.

Female. African-American, LEGAL 18 to play 16. JEFFERSON’s younger daughter. JENNIFER is a scholar athlete; beautiful with a lean, athletic runner’s build. She is the entitled feminist of the Pierce family. Independent and outspoken with a wild streak. SERIES REGUALR, ASP.

Female. African-American, to play 22. JEFFERSON’s elder daughter. Beautiful, quick-witted and intelligent; intense and passionate. ANISSA has a great respect for her father. ANISA balances the demands of medical school with her duties as a part time teacher at JEFFERSON’s school. SERIES REGULAR, ASP.

LYNN: Female, African-American, mid 30s to 50. Exudes confidence and intelligence. Beautiful, but not to be trifled with. Can exhibit both great emotional depth as well as a flirtatious, mischievous side. SERIES REGULAR, ASP.

They've also included a synopsis, which provides us with some idea of what expect from the pilot and the overall plot of the show:

“Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent 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.”

Now that these breakdowns are doing the rounds, it probably won't be too long before we begin to hear some casting news. Are you guys looking forward to Black Lightning? let us know in the usual place.

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