Black Lightning Promo Reveals More Of The Story

by Erik Amaya


Set to the music of Kendrick Lamar, The CW’s latest promo for the upcoming Black Lightning reveals more of the show and its initial premise. It also illustrates just how cool Black Lightning’s powers will look when he decides to return to being a superhero.

Despite walking away from that life, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) takes up the mantle of Black Lightning once more when Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and the 100 Gang create trouble in Pierce’s city. But Whale and Black Lightning have a history, so the thought that the presumed-dead hero may have been resurrected leaves Whale less than amused.

Joining Williams and Jones in the series are Christine Adams as Jefferson’s ex-wife Lynn — who is none too thrilled to hear Black Lightning is back — China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters Jennifer and Anissa Peirce, James Remar as Jefferson’s best friend Peter, and Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson.

Black Lightning debuts January 16th on The CW.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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