By Dani Nick
Philadelphia (CW Philly) — It’s about to get lit. The CW’s highly anticipated new series, Black Lightning, premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. Before you make your popcorn, enjoy trivia about the show and its cast members.
- Black Lightning is making history. It’s the first CW TV series to star an African American as the lead.
- Cress Williams [Black Lightning/ Jefferson Pierce] was born in Germany.
- You might recognize him from Hart of Dixie!
- Williams starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In fact, he was the first actor to portray a Jem’Hadar soldier in the series.
- Gregg Henry [Martin Proctor] is in a rock band.
- Skye P. Marshall [Ms. Kara Fowdy] is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
- Nafessa Williams [Anissa Pierce] is a Philadelphia native.
- China Anne McClain [Jennifer Pierce] hopes to write and direct her own movies one day.
Remember to tune in to The CW on Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. Brace yourself for Black Lightning’s strike!