Myles Truitt has joined the cast of Black Lightning‘s second season on The CW.
The actor will appear in a recurring capacity in the role of Issa Williams. Character details are not yet known.
Truitt, who first came to fame after starring as Young Ronnie DeVoe in BET’s hit miniseries The New Edition Story, is also recurring on this season of Queen Sugar and had a major guest-starring arc in a vital episode of the second season of FX’s Atlanta. He will make his film debut this month, starring in Kin alongside Dennis Quaid and Zoe Kravitz.
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. However, 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. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain), grow into strong young women even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. 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.
Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter. Tony Isabella created the Black Lightning character with Trevor Von Eeden.
Black Lightning returns this fall.