The CW has announced that rapper Krondon, aka Marvin Jones III has been cast as Tobias Whale in the upcoming series Black Lightning.
“I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias,” executive producer Salim Akil said in a statement. “His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.”
Tobias Whale is described as an African-American man with albinism and is the leader of Freelands most feared gang – The 100.
In the days prior to Black Lightning, Tobias was a politician rising through the ranks via corrupt and illegal means until he was bought down by Alvin Pierce, Jefferson’s father.
Tobias killed Alvin and went into exile. It is here Tobias found a place to rebuild and ultimately become the violent a methodical leader of The 100.
Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, alongside Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain as his daughters, Anissa and Jennifer. Additional co-stars include Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, James Remar and Krondon as Tobias Whale.
Black Lightning airs in 2018 on the CW Network.