Erika Alexander has been cast to play a recurring guest role in The CW’s “Black Lightning,” the Warner Bros. TV announced on Thursday.
Alexander will play Perenna, a therapist with telepathic abilities. Perenna tries to help Jennifer (China Anne McClain) get used to her growing powers and all the emotions that go along with it. The actress is currently set to appear in three episodes.
Season 2 of Black Lightning premieres October 9 and brings back star Cress Williams in the role of Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning.
The DC Comics character was created by Tony Isabella and made his debut in April 1977 with Black Lightning issue No. 1, which made him the first African-American character with his own DC Comics series.
Alexander is known for her roles as Cousin Pam on “The Cosby Show” and as Maxine Shaw on “Living Single”