Deadline is reporting that Erika Alexander has signed up for a guest starring role for the upcoming second season of the superhero drama series Black Lightning.
The story of Black Lightning focuses on Jefferson Pierce, a man who hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago but with a daughter 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. The character was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden for DC Comics, making his debut in 1977 and was one of the first major African-American superheroes in the comics. His two daughters also would follow in his superhero footsteps, with Anissa Pierce aka Thunder and become a member of the Outsiders, while Jennifer Pierce aka Lightning would be recruited by the Justice Society of America.
Erika Alexander (whose credits include Get Out and Bosch) will be playing the role of Perenna, a therapist with telepathic abilities that works with Jennifer to help her handle her manifesting powers and the complex bundle of emotions they stir up.
Black Lightning also stars Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Edwina Findley, Chantal Thuy, Jordan Calloway and Kearran Giovanni.