Black Lightning

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Air Dates

Jan 16, 2018 - Present


The CW


Drama / Action


Black Lightning - Cress WilliamsJennifer - China Anne McClainAnissa - Nafessa WilliamsLynn - Christine AdamsPeter - James RemarHenderson - Damon GuptonTobias - Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III

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A drama following a retired superhero who returns to become a vigilante for justice.

Nine years ago, Jefferson Pierce was bestowed with superhuman powers that enabled him to harness and control electricity. He used his newfound abilities to keep the streets of his hometown safe as Black Lightning.

Putting his life on the line to help his city eventually took a toll on him and his family, so he left his days as a masked superhero behind.

Now nearly 10 years later, crime and corruption are on the rise in his community thanks to a local gang known as The One Hundred. With things only getting worse, its time for Black Lightning to return for the sake of his family and the soul of his city.

Comments (7)

03/05/21 at 01:57pm

I really like this show. It is the only DC show (on CW) that doesn't feel like a CW show. If that makes sense.

Someone tell me how Supergirl got as many seasons as it did and somehow Batwoman gets a third season but BL is getting written off after 4 seasons. That's some bull crap.
12/05/20 at 11:15am

Crap of a show. Glad it's canceled.
09/27/18 at 06:39pm

Like this show. Great actors and first for me to see a black albino actor....and he is great too. I just started watching thanks to my son. I didn't about CW channel.
tom gibson
07/02/18 at 06:53pm

"Why does it seem that all the criminals are white??
Criminals are also black as well!"

Uh, the main villain is black, he's just albino. Were there any other "white" villains?
03/16/18 at 05:02pm

I just can't seem to get into this show. It doesn't have the same "wow" factor that the other CW superhero shows have. I haven't watched the past 2 episodes because it seems all the Black Lightning action is in the last 5-10 minutes of the show; the rest is just story filler. Maybe I'll try to give it another shot and watch the past 2 episodes this weekend.
01/26/18 at 05:50pm

Why does it seem that all the criminals are white??
Criminals are also black as well!
01/18/18 at 12:12pm

TV version of BLACK PANTHER, of course they will merge with the other CW shows. Booooooo

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