Black Lightning casts Chantal Thuy in the recurring role of Grace Choi. The character of Choi was created in the comics by Judd Winnick and Tom Raney, first appearing in Outsiders #1 (2003). Grace was a bouncer at a meta human night club and the daughter of a Bana Amazon, giving her greater strength and resilience.
In the television series, Grace will be a bartender who becomes a love interest of Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams). Grace is a comic book fan and becomes friends and confidant to Anissa as she is learning her new abilities. No word if Grace herself will have the increased strength and resilience in the show.
Thuy has appeared on Madam Secretary and Pretty Little Liars and was a regular on Crossing The Rubicon. She joins a cast that also includes Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale and Jill Scott as Lady Eve.
Black Lightning is expected to premier in 2018 on the CW.