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Black Lightning

Black Lightning

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  • Premiered: 
    January 16, 2018
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • 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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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
  • Season 1 [Blu-ray]
    • Amazon
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

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.
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Warner Brothers Home Entertainment released BLACK LIGHTING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD and Blu-ray. BLACK LIGHTING delivered the most-watched series premiere in the past two years and remains The CW's second highest-rated show just behind THE FLASH. BLACK LIGHTING follows 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 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. 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. Fans that purchase the set will be able to watch all 13 electrifying episodes from the first season, supercharged with extra content including the 2017 Comic-Con panel, new featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reel and more. Before they bolt off the shelves, buy NOW to own it on DVD and Blu-ray. (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
* Black Lightning Comic-Con panel
* A Family of Strength
* Black Lightning Come Visit Georgia
* Gag Reel
* Deleted Scenes

Three months earlier -- in early April -- The CW renewed BLACK LIGHTNING for a second season.

Cast

Production & Distribution

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

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