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Nafessa Williams Dishes On How Anissa Embraces The Superhero Life in 'Black Lightning's Season 2

Nafessa Williams Dishes On How Anissa Embraces The Superhero Life in 'Black Lightning's Season 2

Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a load of cash in this new still from the season two premiere of Black Lightning.

Speaking with Yahoo, Nafessa opened up about what the new season will bring for Anissa.

“Anissa is definitely taking it to the next level; she now understands her powers, she feels confident navigating the superhero world without her father, and she feels fully confident and able to do it on her own,” she says.

Nafessa adds that “Season 1 was a little more of her development and just trying to understand, ‘OK, as a superhero, how does this work? How do I develop my skills? How do I get the best training?’ So she’s really figured all of that out, and she’s really able to get out and save her people on a whole other level.”

And what about Anissa’s love life?

“I am hoping to see more of her love life this season,” Nafessa says. “We just started filming and I don’t get the scripts too far ahead of time, but before she was really focused on the development of her powers and she really didn’t have much time for a love life.”

Black Lightning premieres TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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China Anne McClain's Jennifer Is Struggling A Lot With Her Powers in 'Black Lightning' Season 2

China Anne McClain's Jennifer Is Struggling A Lot With Her Powers in 'Black Lightning' Season 2

Jefferson (Cress Williams) hugs and comforts daughter Jennifer (China Anne McClain) tight in this first look still from the season two premiere of Black Lightning.

In the season two premiere, Jefferson and his family may have survived Tobias’s (Marvin Jones III) attack, but they’re not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield’s students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank (Robert Townsend) to sway the vote.

Meanwhile, Jennifer is struggling with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions; all while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a new way to give back to Freeland.

Showrunner Salim Akil spoke about Jennifer’s struggles with her newfound powers and he says, “the simple answer to that, and it’s not very complicated, is that she’s afraid of what it means for her future.”

He adds, “Last season, one of the questions she had is, Can I have kids?’ One of the questions she’ll have this year is, ‘If I have sex, will I hurt somebody because I can’t control my powers?’”

“We’ll also deal with the issue of everyone knowing that these ‘pod kids’ exist. There’s gonna be a negative spin on metas. It will be about, ‘Am I hunted? Am I a monster? What am I? I don’t really know what I am.’ It’s hard enough, just being a young woman, and then being a young black woman. Now, having these powers that everybody’s afraid of, she can’t even go to school. So, we’ll deal with it all.”

Black Lightning returns on Tuesday, October 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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The CW at Comic-Con 2018: Full Trailer Recap - Watch Now!

The CW at Comic-Con 2018: Full Trailer Recap - Watch Now!

The CW had a lot of new footage from it’s shows premiere over the weekend at 2018 Comic-Con!

Returning shows The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Arrow, and more shared sneak peeks at what’s to come in the new seasons this fall.

New shows like Roswell, New Mexico and Legacies gave us a glimpse at what to expect when they debut on the network.

Though the cast of Charmed attended a panel, they did not release any new footage, but instead showed the first episode to those in attendance. Supernatural also did not share any new clips, instead releasing a highlight reel of season 13.

Click inside to watch all of the new CW trailers!

China McClain & 'Black Lightning' Cast Debut Season 2 Trailer at Comic-Con

China McClain & 'Black Lightning' Cast Debut Season 2 Trailer at Comic-Con

China Anne McClain and Cress Williams share an embrace on stage during the Black Lightning panel at 2018 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress and her TV dad were joined by their co-stars Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Krondon, and Damon Gupton.

During their panel, the cast unveiled the season two trailer, and revealed that Jordan Calloway has been upped to series regular, where he will reprise his role as Painkiller full time.

That same day, China, Christine, and Nafessa, and the guys stopped by the Pizza Hut Lounge where they posed for some photos together, as well as a big group pic. China and Damon also played a little Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio.

The following day, the cast stopped by Sirius XM’s Entertainment Weekly radio broadcast.

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China McClain Starts Filming 'Black Lightning' Season 2!

China McClain Starts Filming 'Black Lightning' Season 2!

China Anne McClain is getting ready to start filming season two of Black Lightning!

The 19-year-old actress, who just wrapped up filming on Descendants 3, is back on the set in Atlanta for the next chapter of the hit CW series.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of China Anne McClain

“First day of #BlackLightning SEASON 2!!” she excitedly shared from her trailer on Instagram. “Jennifer is baaaack.”

China also reminded fans to keep voting for Black Lightning at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. It’s up for Choice Breakout TV Show, and Nafessa Williams is up for Choice Breakout TV Star.