Ahead of the premiere episode of the show’s fourth and final season, The CW’s DC Comics drama, Black Lightning, has announced Melissa De Sousa is a part of its cast.
De Sousa will play Chief Anna Lopez, the new Chief of Police of Freeland. The description reads, “Determined to rebuild the city and bring it to a place of peace and justice, Lopez has strong views on the metahuman population that differ from her predecessor, the late Chief Henderson. Seeing metahumans as ‘freaks’ equally as bad as The 100 gang members, Lopez believes they should all be documented, tagged, and monitored at all times. In the end, Lopez will do whatever it takes to level the playing field and protect her officers from the metahumans.“
The actress, most known for her role in The Best Man and The Best Man Holiday, recently starred opposite Kirstin Dunst in Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida.
Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Based on the DC characters, the series from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Jordan Calloway, Chantal Thuy and James Remar.
The series is executive produced by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Charles D. Holland.