So now, she's the first Black woman to lead a superhero show, if I'm not mistaken. [ETA: I was mistaken; Regina King in Watchmen was the first.]
I also wanted them to just recast Kate Kane, but I'm not upset at this casting. Helps that I know her from GFM.
I was not expecting a Black actress, honestly. I for sure thought it would be another white actress or someone brown-ish at best.
Hopefully, with a slightly older actress they re-write that "Ryan" backstory that was with the casting description.
There are still episodes of God Friended Me up on CBS's website; but I don't know if that role would really show how she would do in this show, as the lead.