Nafessa Williams & China Anne McClain Join The CW’s Black Lightning Pilot Nafessa Williams & China Anne McClain Join The CW’s Black Lightning Pilot
Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain have joined the cast of The CW's Black Lightning pilot. Nafessa Williams & China Anne McClain Join The CW’s Black Lightning Pilot

Nafessa Williams (Code Black) and China Anne McClain (House of Payne) have been cast as the two daughters of Cress Williams‘ Jefferson Pierce in The CW’s Black Lightning pilot.

Here’s how Deadline describes the characters:

China Anne McCain plays Jefferson’s younger daughter, the teenage Jennifer Pierce, an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. Nafessa Williams is Anissa Pierce — passionate and quick-witted, Jefferson’s twenty-something daughter balances the demands of medical school with her job teaching part-time at her father’s school.

In DC Comics, Anissa and Jennifer become superheroes themselves, taking on the names of Thunder and Lightning.

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