Longtime West-Coast mainstay and renowned rapper/songwriter Krondon has officially landed a role on the DC Comics and CW show 'Black Lightning.'
The new show, set to air in 2018, brings to life the famed DC Comic that featured one of the first major African-American superheros to appear for DC.
Credited as Marvin Jones III, Krondon will be playing the albinistic gang leader, Tobias Whale, who leads a crew called "The 100."
In the comic book Tobias Whale, who is an albinistic African-American continually faces off against Black Lightning (Cress Williams).
As the story goes, Whale was a corruptible politician caught by Alvin Pierce, Black Lightning’s father.
Whale then murdered Alvin Pierce and went into hiding, but of course Black Lightning seeks his own revenge in this epic comic turned TV show.
According to Variety, Executive Producer Salim Akil spoke at Comic Con in San Diego about the show saying, “It’s time [for Black Lightning.] Jefferson Pierce is the epitome of what black men are: He loves his wife, his children, and the community,” he said. “This family is the Obamas of the superhero world. This show will have an authentic black voice. This character will add something to the conversation. We’ve always been character-based and we’ll continue to be character-based. It’s about when and how he uses his powers and why. We want people to get to know this family. Their powers, like their race, is only part of who they are. There’s definitely a problem with police brutality and we will get into that. There’s also a problem with us killing each other and we’ll talk about that too.”
In 1977, 'Black Lightning' debuted on shelves and was created by writer Tony Isabella and artist Trevor Von Eeden.