Black Lightning

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  • TV-14
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
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Tobias Whale
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
Damon Gupton Bill Henderson
Christine Adams Lynn Pierce
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Chantal Thuy Grace Choi
Jordan Calloway Khalil Payne
William Catlett Lala
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Thunder
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Directors

Salim Akil, Oz Scott, Bille Woodruff, Michael Schultz, Benny Boom, Mary Lou Belli, Eric Laneuville, Robert Townsend, Rose Troche, Tawnia McKiernan, 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, Jake Waller, Adam Giaudrone, Pat Charles, Andre Edmonds, Jan Nash, Brusta Brown, John Mitchell Todd, Jamon Allen Brown, Lynelle White, Melora Rivera, Asheleigh Conley

Creators

Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden

Cast

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

Producers

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