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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Monday, May 10

Jefferson takes Khalil up on his offer to help. Meanwhile, Lynn finds herself wrestling with what could be the biggest decision of her life. Lastly, Tobias follows through on a hunch.


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Monday, May 3

Black Lightning sends Gambi an SOS; Lynn finds herself in some serious trouble.


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Monday, April 26

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4   3   2   1  
2021   2020   2019   2018  
1 win & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 56 episodes, 2018-2021
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 56 episodes, 2018-2021
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 55 episodes, 2018-2021
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce / ... 55 episodes, 2018-2021
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 55 episodes, 2018-2021
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 50 episodes, 2018-2021
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 47 episodes, 2018-2021
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 45 episodes, 2018-2021
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 33 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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Taglines:

A retired hero will rise again. (season 1) See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Season 3 Episode 1, entitled Black Lightning: The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird (2019), on the Head's Up Display of Gambi's Enhanced Visual System the following acronyms appeared:
  • FRT - Frame Rate
  • SYNC - Synchronized
  • TGT -Target
  • LOC - Location
  • DFLT - Default
  • AUTO - Automatic
  • MCP - Mode Control Panel
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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 »

User Reviews

 
Could be good but...
3 March 2020 | by romey20115See all my reviews

I liked the show for the first season and part of the second,but the writers are not so good,people who get killed are constantly brought back to life(typical CW nonsense) and the characters constantly make bad decisions,stupid even. The youngest daughter is the guiltiest of this annoying habit and she keeps getting worse.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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