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‘Black Lightning’ Casts Jill Scott as Lady Eve

Black Lightning” has cast Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott as the villainous Lady Eve.

In the show, Lady Eve is 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.

“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.”

Lady Eve first appeared in comics in 1985’s “Batman and the Outsiders #24.” She was the right-hand woman to the terrorist Kobra and his Kobra Cult.

“Black Lightning” stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a father of two and the principal of a charter high school who comes out of vigilante retirement as crime and corruption spread through his city thanks to a gang called The One Hundred.

Scott is a four-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who has also starred in films like “Why Did I Get Married?,” “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” and “Steel Magnolias.”

“Black Lightning” will debut in midseason 2018 on The CW.

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