Nafessa Williams plays Anissa on the CW's

Nafessa Williams plays Anissa on the CW's "Black Lightning." / Twitter

"Black Lightning" follows a retired superhero who gets pulled back into crime fighting to protect his family and community.

Nafessa Williams plays the daughter of the titular superhero. Her character, Anissa Pierce, is the first black lesbian superhero to appear on a network show.

Kalena Boller, host of GPB's upcoming podcast "The Credits," spoke with Williams about her groundbreaking role.Kalena Boller, host of "The Credits," speaking to Nafessa Williams.

The second season of "Black Lightning" is currently filming in Atlanta and airing on The CW.


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