The series, based on the characters from DC created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, focuses on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school, who is pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Giovanni will play Cutter, a smart, proud, tough and beautiful woman more than able to best a man in combat — a mercenary trained by British intelligence.
Produced by Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, the DC Comics-based Black Lightning is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter. Season 2 launches October 9 on the CW.
Giovanni played the lead role of Amy Sykes on TNT’s Major Crimes, which wrapped its sixth and final season earlier this year. She’ll soon be seen in a guest role on CBS’ Bull. Her previous credits include CW’s Dynasty, a recurring on NBC’s Designated Survivor, a starring role alongside Hugh Jackman in Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway, and guest spots on Royal Pains and Beauty and the Beast. She is repped by APA and Vanguard Management Group.