|Black Lightning (2018) – Lady Eve (Jill Scott)|
Grammy award-winning artist Jill Scott has been cast as a villain in the upcoming CW show Black Lightning.
Jill Scott is playing Lady Eve who’s described as “a funeral parlor owner in Freeland who quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning as she becomes the bridge between Tobias Whale (Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders.”
In the comics, Lady Eve is a member of the cult of the supervillain Kobra.
Jill Scott is an American singer-songwriter, model, poet, and actress nominated for over a dozen Grammy Awards and has won three for songs like the 2005 hit “Cross My Mind”. She successfully launched an acting career with roles in movies like Hounddog and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? (2007).
“Jill is an amazing artist who can embody any character and give them an authentic voice that is both nuanced and richly complex,” Black Lightning showrunner and executive producer Salim Akil said. “I am excited to see her in the role of Lady Eve.”
Black Lightning is an upcoming superhero television series about the retired superhero and school principle Jefferson Pierce played by Cress Williams. He’s forced to become the electrically powered hero again when a local gang, known as The One Hundred, leads to increased crime and corruption in his community.
The show is really getting some amazing talent and along with Jones is shaping up to be a very different and exciting chapter to the CW network alongside Arrow and The Flash.
About Black Lightning (2018)
Starring Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Henderson and
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale
Showrunner Salim Akil
The Black Lightning (2018) show is scheduled to debut in midseason 2018 on The CW.
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