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Black Lightning 

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A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

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Salim Akil
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Jefferson, Anissa and Jennifer discover that the ASA is now hunting the entire Pierce family. Meanwhile, Lynn does the unthinkable.


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Jefferson has to navigate the post Crisis world. Lynn's determination to save meta kids gets her in trouble. Blackbird has a new challenge. Jennifer and Brandon bond.


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 40 episodes, 2018-2020
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 40 episodes, 2018-2020
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 40 episodes, 2018-2020
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 40 episodes, 2018-2020
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 40 episodes, 2018-2020
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 40 episodes, 2018-2020
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 40 episodes, 2018-2020
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 33 episodes, 2018-2020
Bill Duke ...  Agent Percy Odell 17 episodes, 2018-2020
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Storyline

Jefferson Pierce has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend: Black Lightning.

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Taglines:

A retired hero will rise again. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Lightning See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

In DC Comics, Peter Gambi is the brother of Paul Gambi, a supporting character and friend/reformed foe (but not confidante) of the Flash. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are charged with lightning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lego DC Super-Villains (2018) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Hmmm, why are people slamming this show
18 January 2018 | by dannanoblesSee all my reviews

Black Lightning's first episode was super cool and I see the potential for it to get even better. There was nothing "over the top" or "a bit too much" to a viewer with a mature and REALISTIC awareness to today's American Culture (for non-white individuals). Portraying such situations is reality and if that offends you then you simply deny reality. A comment was made that BLM created this show, how ignorant. If a drama showing what others experience irks you then perhaps YOU should not feel entitled to harshly judge what YOU don't understand. It's not for YOU so move along rather than try to destroy it -the American way- with nastiness and bigotry. The cast was perfect. His suit was just fine. The story will only get better despite what THEY say. After all, if a pathetic, unrealistic movie/shows like 300, Wonderwoman and Arrow etc can be tolerated them Black Lightning is perfectly fine. Forget what THEY say because THEY were going to be nasty regardless because this show doesn't cater to them via story line, visuals etc and it DOESN'T have too. GO BLACK LIGHTNING!!


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