Wayne Brady joins Black Lightning season 3 as Gravedigger
We will get to see a new side to Wayne Brady soon as the actor has signed on to star in the third season of The CW’s Black Lightning as Tyson Spikes, aka Gravedigger.
Spikes is described as a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super solider” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius and hand-to-hand combat expertise, defecting to Markovia after the war rather than return to his segregated home. His goal to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with Black Lightning and the ASA.
High school principal Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning for almost nine years after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called The 100 led by Tobias Whale leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.
The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale, and Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne.
Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”), Charles D. Holland (“JAG”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.
The series returned for season three Monday, October 7 on The CW.
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