Marvin “Krondon” Jones III has been cast as Tobias Whale for Season 1 of Black Lightning.
The big bad villain of the show's debut season, Whale — an African-American man with albinism — is the leader of a gang called The 100, but before that he was a corrupt politician who was brought down by Alvin Pierce, Black Lightning’s father.
Enraged, Whale murders Alvin Pierce and goes to ground, but when Black Lightning comes out of retirement Whale also returns to face his biggest adversary.
"I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias," executive producer Salim Akil said of the recent casting. "His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different."
Marvin Jones III is a rapper and hip-hop artist known for his work with Strong Arm Steady.
Starring Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams, Black Lightning debuts on The CW in 2018.
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