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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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Monday, March 1

Jefferson pays Tobias a visit and warns him to stay away from his family.


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Monday, February 22

Jefferson is feeling even more lost after a frustrating therapy session; Anissa continues to care for a still comatose Grace; Lynn has a breakthrough.


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Monday, February 15

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4   3   2   1  
2021   2020   2019   2018  
1 win & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 49 episodes, 2018-2021
Cress Williams ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 48 episodes, 2018-2021
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 48 episodes, 2018-2021
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce / ... 48 episodes, 2018-2021
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 48 episodes, 2018-2021
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 48 episodes, 2018-2021
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 45 episodes, 2018-2021
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 42 episodes, 2018-2021
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 25 episodes, 2018-2021
Bill Duke ...  Agent Percy Odell 20 episodes, 2018-2020
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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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A retired hero will rise again. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The graphic novel version was written in 1977, that was the height of the Black Revolutionary movement, and the push for the advancement of civil rights for all oppressed minorities, which was a cause for concern for certain factions of the Federal Government like the FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, which launched an investigation into these "subversive" movements via COINTELPRO, or Counter Intelligence Program, which the Bureau perceived was going to tear the country apart . It was this sentiment which the writers tried to convey, when Gambi stated "... make them passive and keep them docile in what was a very politically-explosive environment" 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

 
Could be good but...
3 March 2020 | by romey20115See all my reviews

I liked the show for the first season and part of the second,but the writers are not so good,people who get killed are constantly brought back to life(typical CW nonsense) and the characters constantly make bad decisions,stupid even. The youngest daughter is the guiltiest of this annoying habit and she keeps getting worse.


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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:

Black Lightning See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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