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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 ...  Jefferson Pierce / ... 33 episodes, 2018-2019
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 33 episodes, 2018-2019
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 33 episodes, 2018-2019
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne / ... 26 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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He chose family... every choice has a cost. See more »

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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:

Black Lightning See more »

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

Jefferson adopts a more street-wise manner of speaking when disguised as Black Lightning. This is in keeping with the original comic books, where Black Lightning made use of 70's era slang to disguise his identity. 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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I want to like this show
18 October 2018 | by worksmart-58506See all my reviews

Good premise and potential, and some good acting and special effects. Conversely, the massive cheese factor in the writing combined with some equally bad acting, make it impossible to really get involved in the show.


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