Wayne Brady will join Black Lightning season 3, portraying the DC villain known as Gravedigger.
According to The Wrap, Brady will be joining Black Lightning in the recurring role of Tyson “Gravedigger” Sykes. A veteran of the second World War, Sykes becomes a Super Soldier after he gains enhanced abilities as a result of an experiment. Super-strong, agile, with enhanced tactical abilities and combat expertise, the character has plans for creating a metahuman paradise. This will put him in direct conflict with Jefferson Pierce himself. Brady will reportedly make his first appearance as Sykes in 2020, after the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.
Brady is best known as the host of CBS’s Let’s Make A Deal and a regular member of Whose Line Is It Anyway? but the versatile entertainer has also starred on Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots, and as Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play, Hamilton.
Produced by Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Black Lightning airs Mondays at 9/8c on The CW.