Chantal Thuy joins the cast of The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ series as superhero Grace Choi. In DC Comics, Choi premiered in ‘Outsiders’, a superhero team which she would eventually join. Being of Amazonian blood, she has superhuman strength and durability.
The CW’s DC series are recognized for both their diverse casts and for their inclusion of gay characters. The casting of Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi continues both of these traditions. Grace joins a cast of mostly non-white actors and actresses for the new show.
Chantal Thuy has appeared on television in ‘Madame Secretary’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and also in films ‘Matador’ and ‘Crossing the Rubicon’.
Source – Variety
Black Lightning – Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa and Jennifer grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn, suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.
Black Lightning will premiere in early 2018