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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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Black Lightning and Thunder take on the Masters of Disaster, while Peter and Jennifer try to restore the city's power during the riots that break out after Cape Guy's death. Tobias and ...


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Cast

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
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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:

Justice walks like thunder, strikes like lightning, and runs in the family. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Trivia

Though shown to be a villain on the show, Looker is actually a hero in the comics, originally as a member of The Outsiders along with Black Lightning. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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User Reviews

Campy, silly, and the same spotlight on black culture that you'd expect.
17 January 2018 | by jegd-847-631407See all my reviews

They take a black superhero and immediately make a story with gangs, guns, drugs, prostitution and every cliche from comic books about black heroes. It's bad story telling right out of the box. It's looking at liquor stores on every corner of poor neighborhoods and saying, "That's just how black neighborhoods are." NO. This is a man with incredible abilities, but because of the lack of knowledge by white executives & white writers; the only challenge Black Lightning will face is a school shooting. Supergirl gets to fight crazy aliens from all over the galaxy, but a black man who can shoot lightning bolts out of his hands is left to fight highschool dropouts?

The music for the show is predictable, the dialogue is undeveloped and that suit is no better than Black Lightning's old disco days. DC can't write good characters. How the hell do we have Marvel all over Netflix setting the standard but this is the best DC can muster? Change it up or it'll get dull really fast.


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