ComicBook.com caught up with Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning) as well as Christine Adams, who plays his ex-wife, Lynn, on a recent carpet for The CW’s Upfronts presentation.
The full interview which includes video can be found here; among the subjects discussed included the kind of show that Black Lightning will be.
“I liken it to Battlestar Galactica,” Williams told ComicBook. “I’m a huge fan of that show, and I got a lot of friends who were into it because whether or not you like sci-fi, it was a great drama. People who weren’t a fan of genre liked the show. That’s our show, is that we’re a family drama. We’re rooted in real life, with super powers on top of it. We haven’t seen that — of course, our skin tone, we haven’t seen a lot of that either, but it’s rooted in real life and it’s really a family drama at the heart of it.”
Black Lightning will hit TV screens at midseason, which probably means it’ll be around January at the soonest. Come talk about your Black Lightning excitement on the KSiteTV forum and be sure to follow @BlkLightningTV on Twitter!