Black Lightning

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PREMIERES TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th, 2018 @ 9pm!

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

Black Lightning – “Aches and Pains”

PAYBACK IS A BITCH – An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson (Cress Williams) to investigate the murder of his father.  Meanwhile, Annisa (Nafessa Williams) wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences.  Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.  Christine […]

The CW11 – KSTW–02/07/2018

Black Lightning – “Black Jesus”

BACK IN TOWN – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is recruited to rally against The 100 gang.  Anissa (Nafessa Williams) investigates the new drug hitting the streets.  Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.  Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton III and Marvin Jones also star.  The episode was written by Pat Charles and directed by Michael […]

The CW11 – KSTW–01/31/2018

Black Lightning – “Lawanda: The Book of Burial”

HOLDING OUT HOPE — As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own.  Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic.  Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents […]

The CW11 – KSTW–01/24/2018

Black Lightning – “Lawanda: The Book of Hope”

IS HE BACK? — As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning (Cress Williams) back?  Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams), noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) struggles with his decision, Gambi (James Remar) urges him to take up the […]

The CW11 – KSTW–01/17/2018

Black Lightning – “The Resurrection”

SERIES PREMIERE!! Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. […]

The CW11 – KSTW–01/10/2018

Black Lightning’s Premiere Date Announced!

November 16, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network’s electrifying new superhero BLACK LIGHTNING will make his debut on Tuesday, January 16 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following a new episode of THE FLASH (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). As BLACK LIGHTNING begins, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as […]

The CW11 – KSTW–11/28/2017

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