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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.

Creator:

Salim Akil
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Episodes

Season 4 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Monday, March 9

Black Lightning faces off against Gravedigger.


Previous Episode


Monday, March 2

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Years



4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2021   2020   2019   2018   2017  
1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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:

Get lit. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The graphic novel version was written in 1977, that was the height of the Black Revolutionary movement, and the push for the advancement of civil rights for all oppressed minorities, which was a cause for concern for certain factions of the Federal Government like the FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, which launched an investigation into these "subversive" movements via COINTELPRO, or Counter Intelligence Program, which the Bureau perceived was going to tear the country apart . It was this sentiment which the writers tried to convey, when Gambi stated "... make them passive and keep them docile in what was a very politically-explosive environment" See more »

Crazy Credits

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

User Reviews

 
A waste of time
1 October 2019 | by doan26See all my reviews

This is just bad, I felt like I was watching a soap opera instead of a superhero show. The acting was bad. Superhero stuff felt like it was made in a hurry. I really wanted to like this show, and I consider myself to kinda watch everything with superhero in it. But this one... I made it through 4 episode but that's it..


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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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