The CW has recently revealed a first look at Nafessa Williams’ costume as Thunder in the upcoming Black Lightning live-action TV series. For those who haven’t been following the casting, Nafessa Williams is playing Anissa, the oldest daughter of Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning. Anissa is stated to be “Passionate and quick-witted…,” and is also working part time at her father’s school as well as going to medical school.
Williams had this to say about her role as Annisa.
“‘The thing is is that, being her older sister, there’s some exciting things that [Anissa is] discovering, but there’s also some struggles that I as the older sister, want to shield your younger sister from going through,…’
‘There are some struggles that if I could keep her away from, I would.'”
Black Lightning will premiere on the CW on January 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT after the mid-season finale of The Flash.