Wayne Brady (Colony) has been cast in the third season of the CW’s Black Lightning.
Brady is set to play a version of DC Comics Tyson “Gravedigger” Sykes. Sykes’ aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia will set him on a collision course with both the ASA and Black Lightning.
In the comics “Gravedigger” is described as a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “supersoldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America.
Black Lightning now airing Mondays at 9/8c after premiering the first episode of season three, Brady will make his debut in 2020 and is set for a recurring role.