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History will be made tonight when Nafessa Williams slips into the role of Anissa Pierce, i. The highly-anticipated show will also feature the first black superhero family on network TV. The series centers around the Pierce family, led by patriarch Jefferson Pierce Cress Williams, no relation to Nafessa , a principal of a charter school as well as an advocate for education. After seeing the damage his powers caused his family, Jefferson left his superhero days behind to settle into being a principal and dad.
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Set in the fictional city of Freeland, the show, says Williams, is first and foremost about a family trying to save its community. Williams plays Anissa Pierce, a medical student and black-rights activist who learnt of her superhuman powers in the first series. She is one of three lead characters in the same family.