San Diego, California – The Black Lightning cast, along with directors Mara and Salim Akil, came out to Sand Diego Comic Con to get nerds pumped for the premiere of the new CW superhero show, Black Lightning.

When asked what he meant by Black lightning not being a black show but an American show, producer Salim Akil said “That is not the most interesting thing about the show. I don’t walk around everyday thinking ‘oh! I’m black’. I’m a man. I’m only black until someone else reminds me of that. So, after that, what am i? ….If anybody deserves to call themselves an American, it’s me. I’m the American dream.”

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