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.