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 / ... 53 episodes, 2018-2021
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 53 episodes, 2018-2021
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 52 episodes, 2018-2021
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce / ... 52 episodes, 2018-2021
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 52 episodes, 2018-2021
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 50 episodes, 2018-2021
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 45 episodes, 2018-2021
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 44 episodes, 2018-2021
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 30 episodes, 2018-2021
William Catlett ...  Lala 22 episodes, 2018-2021
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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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Get lit. (season 1) See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) was a show with a similar concept of the protagonist, portrayed by Carl Lumbly, who goes to extremes to protect his community. See more »

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

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

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Easily dismissable
15 December 2020 | by takato0524See all my reviews

Bad acting, bad stories, bad everything. I watched the entire first season hoping things would get better, but they didn't. Trying to play off the success of Marvel's Luke Cage, black lightning falls short at every turn. It wants to be a drama, it wants to be action, it wants to be a super hero show, but it isn't any of that. It's just loud noise throwing every black social issue at you possible. I am a black man and I felt this was just too much all at once. How it has lasted 3 seasons baffles me. Maybe the cw needs to have a "black" show since every other show barely has us on it, but this shouldn't be what they go with.

You can tell how bad they even think this show is because they didn't include him in their week long crossover event until his third season (tho he didn't get an entire episode for his show) yet batwoman did in her first season. Just saying.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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