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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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The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling; Tobias gathers his forces.


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 Kara Fowdy 7 episodes, 2018
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 Khalil Payne 6 episodes, 2018
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 Joey Toledo 6 episodes, 2018
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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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Черная молния  »

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Trivia

By episode four, Black Lightning: Black Jesus (2018), based on a packing slip, it is established that Freeland , the setting of series, is located in Georgia, which happens to be the primary filming location for "Black Lightning". Even though the scene may have been left on the cutting room floor, it is implied in the opening sequence of the next episode, Black Lightning: And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light (2018). See more »

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

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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Some Things to Think About (2018) See more »

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Tried to like it. Struggled. Failed.

I'm black, and of an age where I was hugely into superhero and comic book culture from back in the day. And now seeing these stories brought to the screen, makes me more happy than you can know. With the high production values of Black Panther, and Luke Cage before it (I preferred Luke Cage actually), I was hoping for more of the same with Black Lightning. Instead, I tried to be loyal because at least I am represented as a black person on screen. But I didn't like the characters. Some were just jarring. The acting often seemed wooden.

It aims for grittiness, but it doesn't come across as gritty. It comes across as some very disinterested actors earning a quick buck, in something that they don't truly believe in.


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