Anissa Pierce, aka Thunder and the daughter of Black Lightning, is played by Nafessa Williams, who develops similar powers to her father in the show.
You can also watch a featurette below with China Ann McClain who plays Jennifer Pierce. Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c on The CW following an all-new episode of The Flash!
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.