2018 will finally see the premiere of Black Lightning on The CW. Now, Variety has revealed that Pretty Little Liars star Chantal Thuy is joining the cast of the Cress Williams-led series as Grace Choi.
Who is Grace Choi you ask? Well, Grace is a bisexual bartender who learns about Anissa Pierce’s (Nafessa Williams) abilities and eventually becomes her confidant and love interest. The character was created by Judd Winick and Tom Raney and her first appearance in DC Comics was in Outsiders Vol. 3 #1 in 2003.
In the comics, Choi is tall with meta-human strength and proudly displays Pacific First Nations inspired tattoos on both of her arms and a circular sun around her belly button. She worked as a bouncer in a meta-human bar before being recruited into the Outsiders – a group that was created by Batman to complete missions the Justice League couldn’t – by Arsenal and Nightwing. Pretty sure that will be altered for TV.
The CW drama is based on one of the first African American characters to be featured in DC Comics and was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. In Black Lightning, Jefferson Pierce (Williams) is retired and now helps the community as the principal of a local high school. He’s forced to don his suit again in order to protect his daughters from increasing activity of The One Hundred gang who has ties to archenemy, Tobias Whale, played by Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III.
The Canadian actress joins a stellar and talented cast that features Cress Williams, Marvin Jones III, Jill Scott and now Findley. What are your thoughts? Share below!
Black Lightning also stars Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce and Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce. The series is scheduled to premiere mid-season 2018 on The CW.
7 Comic Book Heroes Who Turned Into Villains
Remember what Harvey Dent said in The Dark Knight, everyone: “You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” That doesn’t just apply to Batman — it applies to every single one of us.
He’s not on the list because it’s still happening right now, but if you don’t believe me go take a look at Secret Empire and how Marvel is treating Captain America. Right now, the entire Marvel Universe is reeling from the fact that Steve Rogers has secretly been a mind-controlled villain this whole time, casting doubt on his years of heroic action.
We already told you about seven comic book villains who turned good, so now it’s time to hit Next and learn about seven heroes who’ve become villains!