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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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Salim Akil
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Black Lightning / ... 27 episodes, 2018-2019
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce 27 episodes, 2018-2019
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 27 episodes, 2018-2019
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 27 episodes, 2018-2019
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 27 episodes, 2018-2019
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 27 episodes, 2018-2019
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 27 episodes, 2018-2019
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Chantal Thuy ...  Grace Choi 11 episodes, 2018-2019
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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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Taglines:

Justice walks like thunder, strikes like lightning, and runs in the family. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Originally developed for Fox, however the network executives decided not to exercise the "option" and passed on the series. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Black Lightning S1 (2018) See more »

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A hard too watch...
7 March 2018 | by jackpato-942-639550See all my reviews

Looked interesting and I love a lot of superhero tv shows/movies but this... this is just terrible. The acting feels forced and hard to ignore, a lot of the characters are stereotypical with next to nothing unique about them.


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