Chantal Thuy is set to play the DC Comics character Grace Choi in The CW’s Black Lightning
Chantal Thuy (Madam Secretary, Pretty Little Liars) has been cast in the role of Grace Choi in The CW’s upcoming show Black Lightning, according to Variety. Grace Choi is a bartender and comic book fan who is the love interest of Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams). She’s the first person Anissa confides in about her abilities. She’s the daughter of a Bana Amazon and has great strength and resilience. She became part of the superhero group the Outsiders after being recruited by Arsenal and Nightwing. In addition to Madame Secretary and Pretty Little Liars, Chantal Thuy has appeared in Crossing the Rubicon and Matador.
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, 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 New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to 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. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa and Jennifer grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn, suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.
Williams leads a cast that includes Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain as his daughters, with Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. Jill Scott was cast as the villain Lady Eve.
Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.
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