Musician Marvin "Krondon" Jones III has been cast in CW's Black Lightning as a series regular playing the villainous Tobias Whale, according to Deadline.
In comic books, Tobias Whale is a gangster, and one of Black Lightning's earliest and longest running foes.
“I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias!” Executive Producer Salim Akil said in a statement. “His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.”
Black Lightning's Tobias Whale is not to be confused with Chad Coleman's Tobias Church from the recent season of Arrow. Although there was some confusion about the latter character's comic book origins given their first name and similiar backgrounds, the CW later confirmed Church wasn't intended to be an adaptation of the Whale character.
Black Lightning will premiere on CW in 2018.