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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Series cast summary:
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 54 episodes, 2018-2021
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 54 episodes, 2018-2021
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 53 episodes, 2018-2021
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce / ... 53 episodes, 2018-2021
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 53 episodes, 2018-2021
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 50 episodes, 2018-2021
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 45 episodes, 2018-2021
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 45 episodes, 2018-2021
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 31 episodes, 2018-2021
William Catlett ...  Lala 22 episodes, 2018-2021
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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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Get lit. (season 1) See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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This marks Fallyn Brown's first TV appearance. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Spin-off Painkiller (2021) See more »

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Just keeps getting better
18 October 2018 | by worksmart-58506See all my reviews

EDIT: RARE that a series takes feedback and fixes everything that's wrong, but Black Lightening did that. I truly love this show now and hope it keeps going

Original: Good premise and potential, and some good acting and special effects. Conversely, the massive cheese factor in the writing combined with some equally bad acting, make it impossible to really get involved in the show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Black Lightning See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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