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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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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Get lit. (season 1) See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In Season 3 Episode 1, entitled Black Lightning: The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird (2019), on the Head's Up Display of Gambi's Enhanced Visual System the following acronyms appeared:
  • FRT - Frame Rate
  • SYNC - Synchronized
  • TGT -Target
  • LOC - Location
  • DFLT - Default
  • AUTO - Automatic
  • MCP - Mode Control Panel
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Crazy Credits

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

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

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How can this series have 6.4???
24 March 2018 | by bjarte-rorvikSee all my reviews

Bad acting, weird fighting scenes, the main caracter is a well known principal at a high school and all he wear is a litte mask and then nobody recognize him. There are so many good series out there, dont waste time on this crap.


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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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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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