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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 / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 29 episodes, 2018-2019
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 22 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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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:

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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

The Masters Of Disaster originated in the comics as foes of The Outsiders, which Black Lightning was a member of. The group seen on the show differs in several ways from the original comics characters however. Windfall/Wendy was a blonde haired, blue eyed Caucasian, and Heatstroke in the comics was female and lovers with Coldnap. In addition Windfall and New Wave in the comics were sisters. 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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Hmmm, why are people slamming this show
18 January 2018 | by dannanoblesSee all my reviews

Black Lightning's first episode was super cool and I see the potential for it to get even better. There was nothing "over the top" or "a bit too much" to a viewer with a mature and REALISTIC awareness to today's American Culture (for non-white individuals). Portraying such situations is reality and if that offends you then you simply deny reality. A comment was made that BLM created this show, how ignorant. If a drama showing what others experience irks you then perhaps YOU should not feel entitled to harshly judge what YOU don't understand. It's not for YOU so move along rather than try to destroy it -the American way- with nastiness and bigotry. The cast was perfect. His suit was just fine. The story will only get better despite what THEY say. After all, if a pathetic, unrealistic movie/shows like 300, Wonderwoman and Arrow etc can be tolerated them Black Lightning is perfectly fine. Forget what THEY say because THEY were going to be nasty regardless because this show doesn't cater to them via story line, visuals etc and it DOESN'T have too. GO BLACK LIGHTNING!!


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