Black Lightning

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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 – “Shadow of Death: The Book of War”

SEASON FINALE THE SHOWDOWN – The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning (Cress Williams) leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias (Marvin Jones III) gathers his forces.  Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams and Damon Gupton also star. The episode was written by Charles D. Holland and directed by Salim Akil (#113). Original airdate: Tuesday, April […]


Black Lightning – “The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain”

RETURN OF THE WHALE – Tobias (Marvin Jones III) returns to Freeland.  He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) with the help of an unexpected source.  After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) provide surprising aid.  Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James […]


Black Lightning – “Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion”

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL – As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested.  Lynn (Christine Adams) seeks help from Detecitve Henderson (Damon Gupton).  Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi (James Remar) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) work together to show Black Lightning is still running […]


Black Lightning – “Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption”

SECRETS AND LIES – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections.  Gambi (James Remar) struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.  Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III and Damon […]


Black Lightning – “The Book of Little Black Lives”

FAMILY ABOVE ALL – In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved.  Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi (James Remar).  The episode was written by Keli Goff and directed by […]


Black Lightning – “Revelations”

TRAINING DAY – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works with Anissa (Nafessa Willaims) to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name.   Jennifer (China Anne McClain) begins interning for Lynn (Christine Adams).  Meanwhile, Gambi (James Remar) finds himself in a precarious situation.  Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star.  The episode was written by Jan […]


Black Lightning – “Equinox: The Book of Fate”

THE NEW NORMAL – Black Lightning’s (Cress Williams) pursuit for Tobias (Marvin Jones III) continues. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) continues to find herself in the new normal.  China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star.  The episode was written by Lamont Magee and directed Billy Woodruff (#107). Original airdate: Tuesday, March 6, […]


Black Lightning – “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder”

TO RIGHT THE WRONGS – Jefferson (Cress Williams) is on the hunt for his father’s killer, while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grapples with some difficult choices.  Elsewhere, Gambi (James Remar) begs for help from Lynn (Christine Adams).  Damon Gupton and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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