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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Black Lightning / ... 13 episodes, 2018
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce 13 episodes, 2018
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 13 episodes, 2018
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 13 episodes, 2018
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 13 episodes, 2018
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 13 episodes, 2018
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 13 episodes, 2018
Skye P. Marshall ...  Kara Fowdy 10 episodes, 2018
Charlbi Dean Kriek ...  Syonide 8 episodes, 2018
William Catlett ...  Lala / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 6 episodes, 2018
Kyanna Simone Simpson ...  Kiesha 6 episodes, 2018
Eric Mendenhall ...  Joey Toledo 6 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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He chose family... every choice has a cost. 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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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The term "metahuman" or "meta-human" was used in Black Lightning: Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder (2018), a word which is used quite frequently in The Flash (2014). See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in The Chronic Rift: Some Things to Think About (2018) See more »

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Finding this so hard to watch
10 February 2018 | by KeptinkavemanSee all my reviews

Love most of the CW universe, but this is a hard pill to swallow. The acting is atrocious, the premise seems off, the people aren't even likable .I'm hoping it's just a bad beginning and might improve. I could say more, but I think other reviews have said it all.


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