Superhero fans should prepare themselves for the CW's Black Lightning.
The series, which debuts on Jan. 16, stars Cress Williams as the show's titular superhero alongside stars like Christine Adams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams and more.
Created, written and produced by wife-husband team Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the series has the foundation of the DC Comics hero but offers a storyline more rooted in Black culture.
ESSENCE was lucky enough to visit the set of the new show and speak with the cast, who dished on their characters and what it was like joining the CW series. So, before it premieres, get to know the cast of Black Lightning.