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BLACK LIGHTNING (picked up from Fox in turnaround)
STUDIO: Warner Bros TV/Berlanti Productions/Akil Productions
TEAM: Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter

LOGLINE: Jefferson Pierce 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.

 

Cast (thus far)

  • Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) will play the title character, 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.
  • Christine Adams (Terra Nova) will play Lynn, Jefferson’s ex-wife who exudes confidence and intelligence. Although she’s got a mischievous side, she’s not one to be trifled with when it comes to family.
  • Nafessa Williams (Code Black) is Anissa Pierce — passionate and quick-witted, Jefferson’s twenty-something daughter balances the demands of medical school with her job teaching part-time at her father’s school. In the DC comics, Anissa enters a relationship with another woman and follows in her father’s footsteps to become the superheroine Thunder.
  • China Anne McClain (House of Payne) plays Jefferson’s younger daughter, the teenage Jennifer Piere, an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. In the DC comics, Jennifer follows in her father’s footsteps and becomes the superheroine Lightning.

Further details:

  • the pilot will be shot in Atlanta
  • no word yet on whether this show will be in the established Berlantiverse
  • this show was originally developed at Fox, but they passed on it
  • the Akils are behind such series as GirlfriendsThe Game, and Being Mary Jane