Black Lightning is getting a little more soul. Grammy Award Winning Jill Scott is stepping into the role of Lady Eve for the new CW show Black Lightning . A new photo from the upcoming 3rd episode “Lawanda: The Book of Burial,” shows Scott having an interaction with Tobias Whale thanks to Entertainment Weekly.
A character description for Lady Eve has been given “serves as a bridge between Tobias Whale (played by L.A. rapper Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders.” Jones has also further elaborated saying “Lady Eve is the only person of authority over him. It means something to him, I think ultimately because it’s a woman. I think ultimately his affinity for Lady Eve has to do with the fact that she’s kind of a mother figure to him — but she’s not his mother.”
Now in case you were curious as to how does Lady Eve fit into the comics (aside the photo) here is a bit of back story. Lady Eve is a member of the international terrorist group the Kobra Cult, whose leader first appeared 1976 in Kobra #1. The group has made appearances over the decades on the animated series’ Batman Beyond, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice and Beware the Batman.
Jill Scott has been very impressive on both the big and small screen and her appearance and this looks to just add to her already extensive resume.
We are getting a hefty dose of new heroes for the new year and along with that more information about their arrivals (first episodes). The CW has given us the breakdown for the inaugural episode of their newest hero Black Lightning which airs January 16, and with it they have also revealed a new title for the series opener – “The Resurrection!”
SERIES PREMIERE — Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#101). Original airdate 1/16/2018.
If you weren’t already excited for the newest hero to hit your tv screens, this new trailer for sure should be a reason why.
We’re talking about the new trailer for the CW’s Black Lightning that dropped today and it’s jam packed. Set to the backdrop of Kendrick Lamar’s “backyard freestyle” we get a look at Krondon as Tobias Whale as well as James Remar as Peter Gambi. The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce a retired superhero turned high school principal who is brought back into the crimefighting.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to catch Black Lightning when it debuts on Tuesday, January 16th on The CW.