At the Comic Con happening in San Diego, another trailer has been released. This time it was for the Black Lightning Season 2. You can see the trailer below! –
The trailer confirmed the return of guest star Jordan Calloway. In season 1, Jordan Calloway appeared as Khalil Payne, aka Painkiller and now we will see more of Calloway’s Painkiller. Calloway also appeared as Chuck Clayton on The CW’s Riverdale, not to mention landing a role on FOX’s The Mick.
Calloway’s character was young man who wanted to become an Olympic Athlete, but had his dreams cut short when a stray bullet severed his spine during what began as a peaceful protest. He was then manipulated by Big Bad Tobias Whale, leader of The 100 gang. Tobias told Khalil he could get him walking again in return for Khalil to join him. Following an experimental surgery, Khalil got his legs back as well as the ability to secrete a paralytic venom, which he uses as weapons via wrist-mounted dart guns. He was then given the new name of Painkiller. Blaming Black Lightning for what happened to him, Painkiller joins Tobias in his efforts to destroy him, a story arc that will continue in season 2.
Although Calloway has been starring as guest in many series, he has been promoted to regular character after a very long time. Salim Akhil also revealed that his character has been promoted from guest star to regular character. He said in the press release, “I’m thrilled to have Jordan upped as a series regular. He was a great asset to our show in the role of Khalil/Painkiller during season one, and now that he has evolved into Painkiller, I can’t wait for you all to see him in season two.”
As already said, the season 2 will pick up from where season 1 ended. The official cast is now fully known but the cast present at the SDCC panel were Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, and Damon Gupton. At least the fans know that these stars will be returning in season 2.
Black Lightning will begin airing new episodes on Tuesday, October 9 at 9/8c, following the fifth season premiere of The Flash.
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