Black Lightning Powers Up In New Promo

by Erik Amaya


It’s 2018 and that means Black Lightning is finally about to debut. And to celebrate, here’s another promo for the series showing off Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his fantastic lightning abilities.

Despite walking away from his powers and the superhero life, Pierce 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

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