Erika Alexander Joins The Cast Of BLACK LIGHTNING Season Two


Between the regular cast returning, the addition of Jordan Calloway as a series regular and the special guests this second season of Black Lightning is definitely going to be “LIT”.

Actress, writer, producer and activist Erika Alexander (Living Single, The Cosby Show, Get Out) has come aboard the sophomore season of Black Lightning  in a reoccurring role. he will play Perenna, a therapist with telepathic abilities who is trying to help Jennifer (series star China Anne McClain) acclimate to her manifesting powers and the emotions that go along with them. Alexander is currently slated to appear in three episodes.

For those who are a fan of the DC comics will know that this sounds like the character of “Looker” aka Emily “Lia” Briggs.  Now Emily was a mousy bank teller until she discovered that she was descended from a race of subterranean beings.  She gained the abilities of telepathy and telekinesis and she became more conventionally attractive.  Yes, you read that correctly one of her superpowers is hotness.  She later became a vampire.

The biggest difference between the description of “Perenna” and Looker is their age.  Perenna is clearly meant to be older, between 40-50.  Possibly they could be altering the character for the show which would not be new at all to the characters in the CW/DC universe.  Then there is always the possibility that this could be another telepath or even a brand new character.

Black Lightning returns Tuesday, October 9th on The CW

Another OUTSIDER May Be Coming to Black Lightning Season Two

Season one of Black Lightning already electrified the world with its successful debut on the CW. It is only right that the anticipation for season two is just as high. One of great easter eggs that were featured in the first season is the potential arrival of The Outsiders.  The Outsiders are a group in the DC Comics were brought together by Batman and originally included,  Batman, Black Lightning, Metamorpho, Geo-Force, Katana, Halo and Looker. With the introduction of Project Greenlight as Grace Choi it seemed almost inevitable that the super hero crew in some sort of incarnation (without Batman of course) would be making their arrival to the CW.

Now that is seemingly becoming more of a reality. According to That Hashtag Show, who got hold of a character breakdown, the hero Looker will appear as “a recurring guest star.”

The show is reportedly looking to find a “Caucasian actress in her early 20s” to play the “youthful looking woman with a soul that has lived for a long time, whose eyes are ethereal and whose look is penetrating.” This breakdown doesn’t tell us if the metahuman will be friend or foe but it definitely seems as if the live action version like her comic book version will be a vampire.

Leave your thoughts on this potential addition to the second season of Black Lightning.