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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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1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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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A retired hero will rise again. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

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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Unwatchable
11 May 2020 | by cnkamenos13See all my reviews

I tried to power through the first season but could't do it. It is literally unwatchable. Plot, cast, writing, music and almost everything else is a complete mess. In other words the usual CW filler - trash series.


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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)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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