Black Lightning

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Air Dates

Jan 16, 2018 - May 24, 2021


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 (10)

11/30/23 at 08:35am

Super woke and all that, but pretty good so far.
Andrew Jackson
12/09/21 at 08:21am

A little too formulaic, but the premise is sound and the acting solid. It just needed a bit more creativity and support from the whole Arrowverse team.
06/01/21 at 03:24pm

I never knew about Black Lightning in the comics when I was a kid. The series was okay, but it had too many of one family having "powers" and really only one main villain in Tobias who, by the way, had a TERRIBLE sendoff in the series finale. The writers of the show had to know the last thing Tobias said would be compared to Khan from the Star Trek movie and would be a disaster. They should have had Samuel Jackson write a closing dialogue that would have fit the character. What we got seemed lame. Maybe the writers got lazy, I don't know...
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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