Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady Joins Cast Of BLACK LIGHTNING As Gravedigger

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The third season of BLACK LIGHTNING on the CW is underway and while many are hurrying to get to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover, this season in itself is revving up with action. Now we are being alerted to another too talent getting in on that action.

Emmy Award winner and Grammy Nominee, Wayne Brady has joined the cast in the recurring role of Tyson Sykes aka “Gravedigger”. Brady is set to beging appearing in the beginning of 2020.

Sykes is a World War II-era member of the U.S. military who became a “super soldier” after a secret experiment gifted him with enhanced strength, agility, tactical genius, and hand-to-hand combat expertise. After the war, Sykes defected to the country of Markovia rather than return to a segregated America. His aim to create a sovereign land for metahumans within Markovia sets him on a collision course with the ASA and Black Lightning.

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BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former olympian and high school principal who takes back up the mantle of his vigilante persona to help save his town of Freeland. He is also joined in his fight by bis two super powered daughters, genius wife and adopted father. It airs Mondays 9e/8c on THE CW.

 

BLACK LIGHTNING Is Appearing In The CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Crossover

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The CW is gearing up for what is arguably going to be the biggest crossover ever with its Arrowverse shows in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. The shows that are the foundation for this are ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPERGIRL DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. 

One show that is notably missing from the list is THE CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING. The show starring Cress Williams centered around Jefferson Pierce a former superhero turned high school principal who is brought back into the fight to save his hometown of Freeland and daughters as Black Lightning. He is also aided in his vigilante battle by his two superpowered daughters and his doctor wife. They all battle against the villainous Tobias Whale and other metahumans.

Many people were wondering whether or not the show would cross over into the arrowverse fold or would the titular hero even be part of the crossover and now we may have our answer.

In an article from FANDOMWIRE.COM is seems that is prettt much official that Black Lightning will be making an appearance in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.  Cress Williams seelingly has confirmed this via his twitter.

It is being stated that Black Lightning will not have a major role but his will be similar to that of Batwoman’s in last years, ELSEWORLDS.

Black Lightning Season 3 is set to air on October 21, 2019, and will see Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce / Lightning), Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce / Thunder), and James Remar (Peter Gambi).

Are you excited for this potential blockbuster news and how do you hope for it to play out?

 

Black Lightning Season 2 Poster Promises HIGH VOLTAGE ACTION

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The first poster to promote the second season of Black Lightning has dropped and it promises to deliver “High Voltage Action”.

Prominent in the poster is Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning along with his two daughters, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) aka Thunder and Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain) aka Lightning, his ex-wife Lynn Pierce (Christine Adams) and his rival Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III aka ‘Krondon’).

Another interesting thing is that it seems as if Black Lightning has a new superhero uniform. It seems more streamline as opposed to season ones suit. Many however are still waiting to see if Jennifer will officially suit up at Lightning in the sophomore season.

Black Lightning returns to the CW on Tuesday October 9th.

First We Got Lightning, Now We Have Thunder

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Thunder as in Anissa Pierce, the daughter of the CW’s Black Lightning, played by Nafessa Williams. Black Lightning is the newest hero to come into the CW’s Arrowverse. It stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a retired crime fighter who lives his life as a family man and high school principal until inner city gang The 100 begin to terrorize the citizens once again. Black Lightning has to suit back up once again and save the city. But this time he is not alone is his fight. His daughters join him as well.

Anissa and her sister Jennifer (played by China Anne McClain) they both develop their own abilities that they inherited from their father who is a metahuman.

This series is high up on the must watch for 2018 and we cannot wait for its debut.

Black Lightning debuts, Tuesday January 16th on The CW.

CW Releases First Episode Description and Photos For Black Lightning

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We are getting a hefty dose of new heroes for the new year and along with that more information about their arrivals (first episodes).  The CW has given us the breakdown for the inaugural episode of their newest hero Black Lightning which airs January 16, and with it they have also revealed a new title for the series opener – “The Resurrection!”

SERIES PREMIERE — Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), 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, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#101). Original airdate 1/16/2018.

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New Black Lightning Trailer Gives Us More Action And More Cast Members.

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If you weren’t already excited for the newest hero to hit your tv screens, this new trailer for sure should be a reason why.

We’re talking about the new trailer for the CW’s Black Lightning that dropped today and it’s jam packed. Set to the backdrop of Kendrick Lamar’s “backyard freestyle” we get a look at Krondon as Tobias Whale as well as James Remar as Peter Gambi. The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce a retired superhero turned high school principal who is brought back into the crimefighting.

Check out the trailer below and be sure to catch Black Lightning when it debuts on Tuesday, January 16th on The CW.

First Look Trailer for Black Lightning

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Well things are picking up steam for Black Lightning. After being announced that the CW has picked up its newest Superhero show by Greg Berlanti and Mara Brock-Alim and husband Salim Akil for a full season order, we now have a first look trailer.

The trailer which shows Black Lightning aka Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) retiring from the crime fighting lifestyle after being shot one too many times and making a promise to his wife to lead a normal life for the sake of his family.

Now with Pierce a high school principal and his daughters coming of age in the same school, we see his city being overrun once again by the street gang known as “The 100”. Throughout the trailer we see the creation of the updated and modified Black Lightning costume as well as Pierce’s two.daughters develop abilities of their own.  This is an action packed trailer and has raised the anticipation for this new series.

Take a look