Nafessa Williams and China Ann McClain discuss making history with ‘Black Lightning’


Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain star as sisters Anissa and Jennifer Pierce, respectively, in CW’s new superhero series Black Lightning. I had the pleasure of talking to the two women last week on their roles, the show’s cultural signfigance and it’s progressive attitude. Check it out after the break…

This series, which premiered last month to stellar ratings, has quickly become a CW fan favorite. In addition to its popularity, Black Lightning represents something new — it is the first black superhero series on network television.

Black Lightning airs tonight, February 13, at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.


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