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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.

Creator:

Salim Akil
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Season 4 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Monday, March 9

Black Lightning faces off against Gravedigger.


Previous Episode


Monday, March 2

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4   3   2   1  
2020   2019   2018  
1 win & 13 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 45 episodes, 2018-2020
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 45 episodes, 2018-2020
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 45 episodes, 2018-2020
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce / ... 45 episodes, 2018-2020
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 45 episodes, 2018-2020
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 45 episodes, 2018-2020
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 45 episodes, 2018-2020
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 38 episodes, 2018-2020
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 22 episodes, 2018-2020
Bill Duke ...  Agent Percy Odell 20 episodes, 2018-2020
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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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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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Did You Know?

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Lego DC Super-Villains (2018) See more »

User Reviews

 
Tried to like it. Struggled. Failed.
2 March 2018 | by Colin0001See all my reviews

I'm black, and of an age where I was hugely into superhero and comic book culture from back in the day. And now seeing these stories brought to the screen, makes me more happy than you can know. With the high production values of Black Panther, and Luke Cage before it (I preferred Luke Cage actually), I was hoping for more of the same with Black Lightning. Instead, I tried to be loyal because at least I am represented as a black person on screen. But I didn't like the characters. Some were just jarring. The acting often seemed wooden.

It aims for grittiness, but it doesn't come across as gritty. It comes across as some very disinterested actors earning a quick buck, in something that they don't truly believe in.


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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:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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