Singer/actor Jill Scott has been cast as the DC villain Lady Eve for The CW's Black Lightning, reports Entertainment Weekly. Scott's character will act as a bridge from Tobias Whale (played by Krondon) and an unspecified group of "corrupt leaders"; in comic books, Lady Eve is a member of the Kobra Cult.
“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex,” said Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil. “I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”
Scott previously voiced Storm in the Black Panther animated series.
Black Lightning is expected to debut in early 2018 on the CW.