Does black lightning know his daughter is gay
In a terrific example of inclusion on television, Black Lightning has introduced the character of Anissa Pierce, a gay female African-American superhero. That's a pretty incredible combination for one TV character, but executive producer Salim Akil told me at the TCA Winter press tour that Anissa's journey isn't going to turn into some kind of "very special episode" of Black Lightning. The writers simply want her to be who she is. So I was determined not to make it a 'very special episode' or an issue in the show," said Akil. I just want it to be what it is, just life. Just her life.
Will Black Lightning Focus on Anissa's Sexuality?
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I read the breakdown of the character and I was sold when I saw the foundation of who Anissa was. That was one aspect of it. But, it was a no-brainer when I saw [executive producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil] were working on a new project. I enjoy their work.
The series sees the retired Black Lightning Cress Williams , who as Jefferson Pierce is a high school principal and loving father, return to the hero life after his daughters are kidnapped by the gang , which is later revealed to be led by Tobias Whale Marvin Jones III , who apparently killed Jefferson's father years before the onset. She later discovers her father is Black Lightning and joins him using her powers as a vigilante. At the beginning of season one, Jefferson has retired crime-fighting as Black Lightning due to the urges of his ex-wife Lynn and the safety of his two daughters and is the benevolent school principal of Garfield High who is loved by his students and his daughters.
Born Jefferson Pierce , Black Lightning is originally depicted as a schoolteacher from the crime-ridden Suicide Slum area of Metropolis who acquires electrical superpowers from a technologically advanced power belt that he puts to use to clean up crime in his neighborhood. Over time, Pierce establishes himself as a successful superhero in the DC Universe , and later stories depict him as having "internalized" the belt's powers as a result of his latent metagene. Later retellings of Black Lightning's origins simplify his story by depicting him as metahuman with the inborn ability to manipulate and generate electricity. Tony Isabella, an experienced writer having done work for the Luke Cage character at Marvel Comics , was signed on to develop DC's first starring black character. He pitched the idea for Black Lightning and it was developed though only 11 issues were published in the first series due to the DC Implosion.