New Metahuman Character Joining ‘Black Lightning’

Actress Erika Alexander will be joining the cast of the CW’s Black Lightning in a three-episode role as “Perenna.”

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Perenna is telepathic therapist recruited by Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) to help Jennifer (China Anne McClain) master her new powers and the emotions that come with them.

This isn’t Alexander’s first connection to the comics-related material; she and Joss Whedon also co-write Dark Horse’s Buffy spinoff series, Giles.

Black Lightning returns Oct. 9th, 2018.

Kevin Sharp

While I have experience in a variety of creative writing disciplines, comics have always been my first love. From alternating Batman & Green Lantern as childhood Halloween costumes, to getting punched in my adolescent heart by Love & Rockets, to playing sidekick to the legendary Len Wein, I feel like the medium and the characters are part of my DNA.