Cast Call Out for New “Black Lightning” TV Show in the ATL

03/14/2017

Get cast in “Black Lightning”

It’s pilot season and another comic book inspired TV show is in the works. A casting call for the upcoming “Black Lightning” TV show has been released by Atlanta’s BACA Casting.

The show will be filming the pilot in the Atlanta area shortly and there is a casting call out for Atlanta locals who would like to work as paid extras on the “Black Lightning” pilot. According to the casting call, “Black Lightning” will begin filming on March 21st 2017.

DC Comic’s “Black Lightning” seems to be coming to the CW Network where it joins other comic book hero shows, Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. “Black Lightning” will be the first African American superhero to headline his own CW network show. The show is created by Greg Berlanti who is also behind Supergirl, Arrow and The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Originally, the show looked like it would land on FOX but according to Deadline, that deal fell through opening the door for CW to bring another Berlanti comic inspired TV series into the fold. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are named as executive producers on “Black Lightning” with husband / wife team of Salim and Mara Brock Akil writing for the show.  Also according to Deadline, Cress Williams has been cast as Jefferson Pierce also known as Black Lightning and Christine Adams will play opposite Cress Williams as Lynn Pierce.

Black Lightning cast

Black Lightning” is a superhero with a family, Code Black’s Nafessa Williams and House of Payne’s China Anne McClain are cast to play Black Lightning’s daughters. Both daughters are major characters in the story.CW has ordered a series pilot and the show will follow the adventures of Jefferson Pierce. Jefferson Pierce used to be Black Lightning, a superhero / vigilante who hung up his spandex suit long ago.  A series of events that are affecting his daughters bring Black Lightning back into the fight for justice.

Interested? Here is the casting notice.

Extras:

BACA is looking for extras to work on a CW Pilot for BLACK LIGHTNING with director Salim Akil (The Game, Sparkle) in and around Atlanta, with shoot dates March 21st thru April 1st.

Stand-ins:

BACA is looking for STAND-INS to work on a CW Pilot for BLACK LIGHTNING with director Salim Akil (The Game, Sparkle) in and around Atlanta, with shoot dates March 21st thru April 1st. Please read requirements carefully and submit to blacklightningextras@gmail.com

Also, please note that the show films in Atlanta and will only be considering talent in the Atlanta area as these are extras roles and travel is not being paid.

Please see below breakdown and submit accordingly to blacklightningextras@gmail.com

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If available email recent photos, include name, age range, phone, height, weight, all clothing sizes, (including shoes), blacklightningextras@gmail.com; Include role(s) you are submitting for in SUBJECT LINE ex”HS TRACK RUNNERS” etc.

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