Black Lightning Interview – Nafessa Williams On What Drew Her to the Role of Anissa Pierce
2018 is looking to be a standout year for black content. Black Panther is around the corner and before that, we get Black Lightning on the CW. What makes Black Lightning so great is that we’re getting an entire black family. Nafessa Williams will be playing Anissa Pierce, Jefferson Pierce’s daughter. Anissa is a hero in her own right, operating under the name Thunder. We know from recently released images that she will definitely be suiting up in season 1.
Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.