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Black Lightning 

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A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

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Salim Akil
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Series cast summary:
Cress Williams ...  Black Lightning / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
China Anne McClain ...  Jennifer Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Nafessa Williams ...  Anissa Pierce / ... 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Christine Adams ...  Lynn Pierce 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ...  Tobias Whale 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Damon Gupton ...  Bill Henderson 29 episodes, 2018-2019
James Remar ...  Peter Gambi 29 episodes, 2018-2019
Jordan Calloway ...  Khalil Payne 22 episodes, 2018-2019
William Catlett ...  Lala / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2019
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Storyline

Jefferson Pierce has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend: Black Lightning.

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He chose family... every choice has a cost. See more »

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

James Remar starred in another DC comics television franchise: Gotham (2014). See more »

Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and DC Comics logos are charged with lightning. See more »

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Started mediocre and went downhill
18 March 2019 | by geek_partySee all my reviews

The first season showed some promise, despite weak acting from Cress Williams in the lead and the execrable James (who hires this guy?) Remar as Peter Gambi.

But then it descended into hackneyed family conflict and repetitious tropes about "responsibility". And the action sequences, such as they were, got worse and worse.


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