Singer and songwriter Jill Scott has been cast in the role of Lady Eve on Black Lightning.
Lady Eve first appeared in the comics in Kobra #1. On the Black Lightning TV show, Lady Eve will be “the bridge between Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders.” Always a consummate professional, Lady Eve presents herself in Freeland (the new locale for the series) as the owner of a funeral parlor, but quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning.
“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex,” showrunner Salim Akil said in a statement. “I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”
Interesting trivia: Jill Scott voiced Storm in BET’s short-lived Black Panther animated series in 2010.