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. 

In this interview, Williams talks about reading up on Black Lightning and becoming addicted to the comics. She also mentions the other super hero shows she watches and what drew her to the role of Anissa and why its important for the show to be coming out now. 
Make sure you check out our Cress Williams Black Lightning interview

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.

Black Lightning premieres on January 16th. Shanna & The Doctor will be reviewing Black Lightning on the Super Tuesday Recap podcast so make sure you subscribe.



Charles (Kriss)

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