First Look at Black Lightning

(CW) – As production begins for the pilot of a possibly new DC Comics TV series, Warner Bros. Television released to the world one of the first images of Black Lightning, played by Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie)!

Black Lightning First look
Credit: Warner Bros. TV

DCComics.com reports that Laura Jean Shannon designed the costume that Cress Williams will wear in the TV series.

Black Lightning was one of the first African-American DC superhero to have his own comic series, created in 1977. The version of Black Lightning being created for a TV series will feature a father being drawn back into the superhero life after hanging up his cape years before.

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