It is so exciting seeing them on this show. YES, Black Lightning is back! ~ Vida
Hollywood vets from in front of and behind the camera have joined the second season of Black Lightning.
Bill Duke and Robert Townsend will appear in multiple episodes of the sophomore season of the DC Comics superhero drama. They join another previously announced recurring cast member, Erika Alexander. Bill Duke as Agent Percy Odell, a hard nosed and dedicated ASA government official. Robert Townsend as Dr. Napier Frank, a straightforward yet warm member of the Freeland school board and a longtime ally of Jefferson Pierce.
Per the official description, in Black Lightning, 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 haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in 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. 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 Superhero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad.
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