Report: THUNDER & LIGHTNING Cast For BLACK LIGHTNING

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The characters of Jennifer Pierce and Anissa Pierce have been cast for CW's Black Lightningaccording to Deadline. China Anne McCain will reportedly play the younger Jennifer, while Nafessa Williams will reportedly play the older Anissa.

In comic books, Jennifer and Anissa both inherited their father's electricity powers, becoming the heroes Lightning and Thunder, respectively.

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Cress Williams was previously cast as their father, Jefferson Pierce, the titular Black Lightning. The show's premise is that Pierce has retired as a superhero, but is called back to action when his daughters become involved with criminals.

No premiere date for Black Lightning has been set.

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