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China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China Anne McClain has a lot of exciting projects coming up!

Not only is she starring in the highly-anticipated Descendants sequel this summer, but she’s also the star of a new CW show titled Black Lightning.

The series is based on the DC comic about a superhero who hangs his hat to become the principal of a charter high school.

His daughters (one of them being China) also have powers and sort of get him back into fighting crime and saving the world.

We recently caught up with China and she’s pumped for Descendants fans to check out her new show too.

“I’m so excited,” she told JJJ. “It’s kind of the same field. It’s a fantastical world. I think they are going to love it.”

Descendants 2 premieres July 21 on Disney Channel and Black Lightning will debut mid-season on The CW.

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China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain and her on-screen sister Nafessa Williams look so chic at the CW Upfronts this morning in New York City.

The two actresses star in Black Lightning, which will debut midseason on the network.

The series centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), the hero who he hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago.

But with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante — Black Lightning.

Check out the first-look trailer below!

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