The CW is almost notorious now for very bad wigs on their superhero shows, especially in flashbacks. (RIP Stephen Amell’s island flashback wig on Arrow.) Since there is a flashback component to Black Lightning, many might wonder if we will see a “flashback fro” to a time when Black Lightning looked more like he did in the original comic books by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden.
ComicBook’s Russ Burlingame, always a great interviewer who is also a fun person to podcast with, asked Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning) about the possibility of the “flashback fro.”
“No, you’re not going to get the flashback fro,” he assured in an interview that you can see here. “We’ve established that the flashbacks are going to be bald, so it’ll be the opposite. It won’t be a wig. I’m thankfully not old enough to have been a hero in the ’70s, so we won’t go back that far.”
A look at how Black Lightning will appear in the flashbacks can be seen to your right.