A black lesbian superhero is set to make a groundbreaking entrance on your TV screen.
Black Lightning, a show coming to The CW on January 16, features the title character as a father to two daughters: Thunder and Lightning.
And it’s Thunder, played by 28-year-old Nafessa Williams, who is set to make history. The superhero, whose real name in the show is Anissa Pierce, is “timely and necessary,” according to Williams. Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, she said: “We need it. It’s been way too long.”
And she’ll have a bi girlfriend. *squee*
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