She’s here! You may have caught a glimpse of her in last week’s promo, but here is a sneak-peek look at Jill Scott as DC comics supervillain Lady Eve in The CW’s hit new show, Black Lightning.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the first-look photo.
The character can be traced back to the Kobra Cult in DC Comics canon. 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.
Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to 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. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him… or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns – to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
The series, from Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil and Greg Berlanti, airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.