2018 will see the premiere of Black Lightning on The CW. Now, Deadline reports that If Loving You Is Wrong star Edwina Findley is joining the cast of the Cress Williams-led series in a recurring role
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 the series, 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.
Findley will play Tori Whale, charming younger sister to the villain. Her nature is just a facade as she can be just as lethal as her brother. Showrunner and executive producer Salim Akil had this to say about Findley joining the cast:
“Edwina is a fantastic talent, and I am so excited she is joining us.”
The actress is a busy woman as she is currently a series regular on Tyler Perry’s OWN series If Loving You Is Wrong and has also been cast in a recurring role on Fear the Walking Dead. Her other credits include recurring roles on David Simon’s HBO series The Wire and Treme, as well as Veep.
As for Black Lightning, the series reunites Findley with executive producer Greg Berlanti for whom she did an arc on Brothers and Sisters. This should be a fantastic cast with 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.
9 Reasons Martian Manhunter Needs His Own DC Extended Universe Film
For more than 60 years, the character of Martian Manhunter has been a mainstay of the Justice League team and the DC Comics brand. Early readers loved his dynamic image when put against the likes of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The green skin with the bold, red “X” across his chest, and even the stoic yet incredibly powerful character behind the image was certainly enough to keep him around.
But to modern fans of DC Comics, J’onn J’onzz is not seen as a truly beloved character akin to the Trinity, the Flash, Green Lantern or most of the other members of the Justice League. This is unfair. The Martian Manhunter is a classic DC character, and the fact that there haven’t been talks about introducing him on the big screen (as far as we know) is a crime. The character deserves, arguably, more than any other League member to be part of the DC Extended Universe moving forward.
Here are 9 reasons why Martian Manhunter needs his own DC Extended Universe movie. Click Next to get started.