The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Cress Williams, who is known for his role in Prison Break and Hart of Dixie, is set to play Black Lightning in the upcoming DC show by the same name.
The outlet said this about the project:
“The drama, originally developed at Fox but ordered to pilot at CW, revolves around Jefferson Pierce (Williams), who made a choice to hang up his suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent 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.”
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Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil are writing the show’s script, with Greg Berlanti acting as the showrunner.
As of now, the project has no release date.