SDCC – BLACK LIGHTNING Promote Jordan Calloway To Season Regular

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Black Lightning -- " Shadow of Death: The Book of War" -- Image BLK113c_0061b.jpg -- Pictured: Jordan Calloway as Khalil/Painkiller -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Jordan Calloway has been upped to a regular for the upcoming season two of Black Lightning.

Khalil Payne was a high school All-American track star with dreams of going to the Olympics until a stray bullet severed his spine, leaving him embittered and unable to walk. Black Lightning’s archnemesis Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) offers him legs for loyalty.

Khalil accepts the offer and receives cybernetic enhancements that transform him into the Painkiller, meta-strong and able to generate an anesthetic from his body that causes temporary paralysis when delivered through darts. Now, he is a living weapon for a ruthless crime boss. Before long, he pines for his old life and dreams, and his teenaged love, Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain).

We learned about Jordan Calloway’s promotion today at the Black Lightning Panel which took place at San Diego Comic Con.

Black Lightning returns for season two on Tuesday, October 9, at 9/8c on The CW.