The CW continues to dive into the world of DC Comics with the new TV pilot Black Lightning and now our first look at the title character has been revealed. Check out the image below to see Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) as Black Lightning, in the latest DC Comics-based project from executive producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).
The Black Lightning costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Jungle Book, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Blade: Trinity, Good Girls Revolt, and Iron Man (for which she was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award). Black Lightning is now filming in Atlanta. The CW will decide on whether they will pick it up as a series for the 2017-2018 TV season by the upfronts in May.