The CW has unveiled a first look at BLACK LIGHTNING’S Thunder.
Nafessa Williams will play the titular character’s eldest daughter, Anissa aka Thunder on the CW’s upcoming Black Lightning. Anissa, a metahuman just like her father, gets caught up in the superhero life when she and her younger sister become targets of the local 100 gang.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Executive Producer Salim Akil notes Jefferson Pierce (aka Black Lightning, played by Cress Williams ) will not be thrilled to learn his daughter is a metahuman. The hero will reportedly be fearful of what having metahuman powers means for his daughters but will eventually learn to let them grow.
Black Ligthning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9 PM on the CW.