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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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Salim Akil
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Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Black Lightning / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 29 episodes, 2018-2019
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 22 episodes, 2018-2019
William Catlett ...  Lala / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2019
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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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Let there be lightning. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

In DC Comics, Peter Gambi is the brother of Paul Gambi, a supporting character and friend/reformed foe (but not confidante) of the Flash. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Black Lightning S1 (2018) See more »

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Stereotypical show to appease victimhood groups
24 January 2018 | by russod-24828See all my reviews

I actually really like the actor Cress Williams, but other than than, this show is god awful. Somehow in the writer's minds, they decided to portray white people as bad and black people as either being drug dealers, pimps, full on SJW's that really have no clue about reality. They just keep bring up being slaves and the civil rights movement, but they can't really identify the extreme racism in today's society except for them making two white cops racist for no reason in the first episode. Is there police profiling and is there racism? Yes. Is there enough racism in today's age to make a show like this spout their propaganda, hell no.

When the African American community complains about not being in certain movies, even though the story or movie doesn't actually call for it, it makes me wonder what they were thinking with this show...It's 99 percent black cast and 1 percent white. Where is the outrage about not being diverse enough, it's laughable that people don't see the double standard and hypocrisy.


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