The Hollywood Reporter have announced that Cress Williams (Prison Break, Hart of Dixie) has been cast as Jackson Pierce/Black Lightning in the upcoming The CW series from Greg Berlanti (producer on the network’s Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow) and The Game and Being Mary Jane‘s Mara Brock and Salim Akil.
This is not Williams first trip into the DC Universe, he once played Baron Sunday in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman:
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The CW presents its heroes wearing masks to raise public awareness on the efficacy of facial coverings in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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