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.
Marshall will play Mrs Fowdy, a Garfield High School vice principal. Marshall’s other TV credits include Major Crimes, Grey’s Anatomy and Shameless. Black Lightning was created by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Greg Berlanti.