The CW has cast Los Angeles rapper Krondon as the main villain in Black Lighting, Tobias Whale.
Co-executive producer of the show Salim Akil said he was really excited about Krondon from his audition. “His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc,” said Akil, “Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.”
Today is the start of a great new beginning…#Blessed
— KRONDON (@KRONDON) August 10, 2017
Here’s the official description of Krondon’s character:
An African-American man with albinism, Tobias Whale is the leader of Freeland’s most feared gang — The 100. But in the days before Black Lightning, Tobias was a politician, rising up the ranks of local government through corrupt and illegal means. That was until he was brought down by Alvin Pierce, Jefferson’s father. Enraged, Tobias murdered Alvin and was driven underground into exile. It’s here he found a place to rebuild, growing into the violent and methodical leader of The 100 as we find him today. But Black Lightning’s recent return has ignited Tobias’ desire to emerge from the shadows and face his biggest adversary, Jefferson Pierce AKA Black Lightning.
Black Lightning is expected to premiere next year.
Source: Comic Book Movie.