Black Lightning

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Jefferson Pierce is 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 New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. read more
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Jefferson Pierce is 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 New Orleans 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. 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 his Super Hero 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.

Original Release

01/13/2018 on CW

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Cast

James Remar Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton Bill Henderson
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Tobias Whale
Christine Adams Lynn Pierce
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Jordan Calloway Khalil Payne
Chantal Thuy Grace Choi
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Thunder
Bill Duke Agent Percy Odell
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Directors

Salim Akil, Oz Scott, Michael Schultz, Benny Boom, Bille Woodruff, Eric Laneuville, Robert Townsend, Rose Troche, Tawnia McKiernan, Mary Lou Belli, Jeffrey W. Byrd, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Mark Tonderai, Tasha Smith, Rob Hardy, Tanya Hamilton, Neema Barnette, Jeff Byrd

Writers

Salim Akil, Lamont Magee, Keli Goff, Charles Holland, Pat Charles, Adam Giaudrone, Jan Nash, Jake Waller, Jamon Allen Brown, John Mitchell Todd, Brusta Brown, Lynelle White, Andre Edmonds, Melora Rivera, Asheleigh Conley

Creators

Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden

Cast

James Remar Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton Bill Henderson
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Tobias Whale
Christine Adams Lynn Pierce
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Jordan Calloway Khalil Payne
Chantal Thuy Grace Choi
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Thunder
Bill Duke Agent Percy Odell
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce
Jennifer Riker Dr. Helga Jace
Clifton Powell Reverend Jeremiah Holt
William Catlett Lala
Jahking Guillory Brandon
Katy M. O'Brian Major Sara Grey
Skye P. Marshall Kara Fowdy
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce / Lightning
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Blackbird
Charlbi Dean Syonide

Producers

Salim Akil Executive Producer
Oz Scott Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti Executive Producer
Mara Brock Akil Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter Executive Producer
Pat Charles Executive Producer
Charles Holland Executive Producer
Jan Nash Executive Producer
Adam Giaudrone Producer
Elvis Mitchell Producer
Jennifer Lence Producer
Carl Ogawa Producer
James Spies Producer
Melora Rivera Producer
Gabrielle Greig Producer
Suzanne C. Geiger Producer
Katrin L. Goodson Producer
Brusta Brown Producer
John Mitchell Todd Producer
Robert West Producer
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard Producer
Daphne Raves Producer
Joanie L. Woehler Producer
Bonnie Weis Producer
Rob Hardy Producer

Editors

Marc Pollon, Arman Tahmizyan, Caroline Ross, Andrew Kasch, Julia Wong

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