Jill Scott Cast As DC Comics Villain Lady Eve in CW’s Black Lightning

We knew Jilly from Philly had it in her to play a mean girl.  The prolific singer-songwriter, poet and actress has been cast as DC Comics villain Lady Eve in the upcoming CW series, Black Lightning.

According to Shadow and Act, in Black Lightning—based on the 1977 comic book series — Lady Eve will be the bridge between Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders. Always a consummate professional, Lady Eve presents herself in Freeland as the owner of a funeral parlor, but quickly becomes an adversary to the masked vigilante, Black Lightning.

“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex. I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve,” said showrunner Salim Akil.

Black Lightning was one of the first major African-American superheroes to appear in DC Comics.  The CW show stars veteran actor Cress Williams (Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Code Black) in his first lead role as Jefferson Pierce, a man wrestling with a secret.

As the father of two daughters 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 to his community. Pierce, a former athlete, is also gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control lightning and electricity, and he uses his powers for good to keep his crime-riddled hood safe. His two daughters, portrayed by Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain, are also blessed with superpowers and become the super-heroes Thunder and Lightning

Being Mary Jane creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil will write and executive produce the series with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

Black Lightning is scheduled to debut midseason in 2018.

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