Edwina Findley To Recur On The CW’s Black Lightning TV Series Posted by Wilson Morales
October 12, 2017
Deadline is reporting that Edwina Findley has joined the cast of its upcoming Black Lighting series in a recurring role. The series is set for premiere in 2018.
Findley currently stars in Tyler Perry’s OWN’s If Loving You Is Wrong.
Black Lighting stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce. dditional co-stars include Damon Gupton and James Remar.
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad.
Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
Findley will play Tori, he beautiful and cunning younger sister to Tobias Whale (Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III). Tori’s charming nature is just a facade as she can be just as deadly as Tobias, an exciting threat to the people of Freeland. She joins Jill Scott, who was recently cast as Lady Eve, a funeral parlor owner who is secretly “the bridge between Tobias Whale and a secret group of corrupt leaders.”
Besides the OWN series, Findley will have a recurring role on Fear the Walking Dead. Her other credits include recurring roles on David Simon’s HBO series The Wire and Treme, as well as Veep. She most recently appeared on Fox limited series Shots Fired and also stars in indie film Free in Deed, which won Best Film in the Horizon’s category at the Venice Film Festival.
Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.