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Black Lightning

Black Lightning

  • Premiered: 
    January 16, 2018
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  • Network: CW
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the DC comic book character by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden 
  • Subject Matter: Superhero
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the characters from DC created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eede, BLACK LIGHTNING is a one-hour scripted series that centers on Jefferson Pierce, 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 neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in 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 the superhero 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 and Jennifer grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn, 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.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, The CW premiered "Shadow of Death: The Book of War," the Season 1 finale of BLACK LIGHTNING. The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces. One week earlier, The CW renewed BLACK LIGHTNING for a second season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Berlanti Productions
  • Produced by Akil Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television


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