Kyanna Simone Simpson Joins CW’s ‘Black Lightning’


Deadline reported, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks actor Kyanna Simone Simpson has been cast in a recurring role for CW’s Black Lightning. 

Simpson will play Kiesha, her character is the best friend of Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain). Starring by Cress Williams, and Damon Gupton. You can read the full details below:

Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer, hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Black Lightning is the upcoming DC drama from Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, and Mara Brock Akil. It’s set to premiere in 2018.