A new hero coming to CW!!

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D.C. Nation continues to expand the superhero ranks! CW has released the trailer for their next CD Comics series! When a gang threatens his neighborhood in the Southside of Metropolis, a hero comes out of retirement to defend the innocent. His name is Black Lightning. Cress Williams has been cast to portray Jefferson Pierce, a decathlete turned school principal who is called back into action when his family is threatened by the gang known as “The 100.” Cress is best known for his role as the hitman Wyatt in Prison Break, and had the notable role of portraying music promoter Terrence “Scooter” Williams on the Fox series Living Single. Christine Adams, who has played in several television series such as Pushing Daisies, Heroes and Doctor Who, will portray Lynn Pierce, Jefferson’s ex-wife.

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Greg Berlanti has confirmed that Black Lightning with not crossover with his other DC Comics series nor would it exist in their universe. Black Lightning strikes this Fall on the CW.