Today is part two of DC Fandome, the massive online fan event celebrating the worlds of DC comics, film, and television. Black cinema legend Robert Townsend (who directed two episodes of Black Lightning) spoke with actors James Remar, Jordan Calloway, Marvin Krondon Jones III, Chrstine Adams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, and Cress Williams about the show and what they hope to see in the forthcoming season.
Cress Williams, Black Lighting himself, wants to see a return to Jefferson Pierce in the school setting, and mentoring kids, citing the education aspect as one of the things he’s most proud of in the show. He would also love to meet up with the other heroes, now that they share one Earth, which that is something I’m sure many fans agree with.
Nafessa Williams, who plays Anissa a.k.a. Thunder a.k.a. Blackbird just wants Black Lightning to remain on-trend. “I definitely wanna see some of what’s happening in our world and some of what’s happening today.” She also wants to see Anissa and Grace get married, “and see where that love can go.”
Christine Adams, who plays Lynn, says, “I would love not to be drunk, or on drugs, or with my hand down a toilet, or slapping my husband, or fighting with my husband, or crawling along the floor…” Last season, Lynn became dependent on Green Light and that addiction became the anchor point for her character. And while it provided ample opportunities for Adams to show her range, it didn’t really allow for lighthearted or playful performances.