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The CW has cast its lead in the Black Lightning TV series…

February 24th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Well it looks like we’re one step closer to another DC hero on The CW with this new piece of casting news.

The Black Lightning show, which we know will be joining the ranks of Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and The Legends of Tomorrow soon, has fond its lead in the form of Hart of Dixie actor Cress Williams.

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.


The show will likely join The CW next season and it’s very possible we will see the character(s) in the now traditional crossover event that appears near Christmas time.

The show is expected to have a predominantly African American cast and we can’t wait to see The CW universe expend into this whole new arena.

Let us know what you all think, guys…

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….