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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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Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Black Lightning / ... 26 episodes, 2018
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce 26 episodes, 2018
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 26 episodes, 2018
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 26 episodes, 2018
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 26 episodes, 2018
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 26 episodes, 2018
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 26 episodes, 2018
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 19 episodes, 2018
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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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Justice walks like thunder, strikes like lightning, and runs in the family. 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:

Raio Negro See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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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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Good Lord, what drivel
28 February 2018 | by mikebudgeSee all my reviews

This is literally just 40 minutes of black propaganda wrapped up in a crap storyline, poor acting and ridiculous special effects. If you can put aside the insidious undertones of "Power, Power, Power" being chanted repeatedly through it, a nod no doubt to the fact the protagonist uses electrical power as his 'power' but all you actually hear is 'black power, black power' which no doubt is what is intended. Each episode has him lecturing his kids on how tough it is to be black, how the police will gun them down in the street if they so much as blink and that being black is everything.

I know what you're thinking, racist right? Watch it and judge for yourself. The above comments are literally true.

I have no problem with black people taking the lead in roles. I enjoy a Will Smith movie as much as the next guy (except that crappy sci-fi he did with his kid), Idris Elba the next Bond? Bring it on!

But if this was a 99% white cast chanting power, power, power saying that being white was everything there'd be uproar.

Good concept, poorly executed.


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