Jill Scott Joins Cast of ‘Black Lightning’
Jill Scott has been cast in CW’s upcoming drama, Black Lightning. The Grammy award winning singer and actress will play the DC villain Lady Eve in the project that is developed by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV.
Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer, hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Scott’s Lady Eve can be traced back to the Kobra Cult in comic lore. In Black Lightning, Lady Eve will be the bridge between Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and a secret group of corrupt leaders. Always a consummate professional, Lady Eve presents herself in Freeland as the owner of a funeral parlor, but quickly becomes an adversary to Black Lightning.
Scott’s credits include Why Did I Get Married?, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Steel Magnolias. She has also performed on Broadway.