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Black Lightning(TV show/series, 2018-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Genres: Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama

Scripted Reality in 3 seasons with 44 episodes

Black LightningRating: 3.3/5 (with 147 votes) 293
Black Lightning is an American superhero television drama series, developed by Salim Akil, that premiered on The CW on January 16, 2018. It is based on the character of the same name, created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, featured in publications of DC Comics. Cress Williams stars as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton, James Remar, and Jordan Calloway. The series sees the retired Black Lightning return to his life as a superhero and follows the effects of his vigilante activity on his professional and family life. Originally in development at Fox, the project was given a pilot production commitment in September 2016. In February 2017, Fox passed on the project and The CW subsequently picked it u... ()
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"Black Lightning" is currently available on 1 providers. Black Lightning can be streamed on Netflix as part of a subscription.

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2 seasons: Season 1, Season 2
Duration: 42min
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About Black Lightning

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.

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Black Lightning - Official Trailer(Trailer, 2:52)

Black Lightning Seasons and Episodes

10/07/2019Season 3 - 15 episodes
The third season of the American television series Black Lightning, which is based on the DC Comics character Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning, premiered on The CW on October 7, 2019. The season is produced by Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions, Warner Bros. Television, and DC Entertainment. It was ordered in January 2019 and production began that July, with Salim Akil once again serving as showrunner. The season continues to follow Jefferson, a high school principal-turned-teacher and re-emerged superhero Black Lightning, in his fight against the corrupt government agency known as the A.S.A. as they occupy his community of Freeland, as well as new threats from the country of Markovia. The mid-season finale and ninth episode of the season also ties into the Arrowverse crossover event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" and leads into Black Lightning's appearance in the crossover. Cress Williams stars as Jefferson, along with principal cast members China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, Jordan Calloway, and James Remar also returning from previous seasons. ()
#1 | 10/07/2019The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird
We find Jefferson Pierce like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi.
#2 | 10/14/2019The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih
With Freeland under full-blown occupation, the Pierce family gets pulled in different directions. Jefferson and Lynn find themselves at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Anissa rebels as Blackbird while Jennifer feels powerless despite having powers.
#3 | 10/21/2019The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream
When Lynn learns that Jefferson brokered a deal with Agent Odell without consulting her first, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Meanwhile, Anissa and Grace have an emotional encounter.
#4 | 10/28/2019The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros
Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland; Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland; Anissa continues her work at the clinic.
#5 | 11/11/2019The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon
Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa's identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer.
#6 | 11/18/2019The Book Of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door
Jefferson, is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa's commitment to Grace is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.
#7 | 11/25/2019The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus
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Anissa and Jefferson have a heart-to-heart and she tells him she needs Black Lightning’s help in escorting meta refugees out of the perimeter. Meanwhile, Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the Pit. Lastly, Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.
#8 | 12/02/2019The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace
Black Lightning decides to fight back when the ASA threatens his old neighborhood. Thunder battles Painkiller, and Tobias has a plan for Lynn to stop the ASA from weaponizing the metas.
#9 | 12/09/2019The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis
With the coming of the red skies, Jennifer finds herself torn between worlds.
#10 | 01/20/2020The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn
Jefferson navigates his new reality following the events of the Crisis, and Lynn’s determination to save the meta kids deepens her troubles. Meanwhile, Anissa/Blackbird faces new challenges. Lastly, Jennifer’s bond with Brandon begins to grow.
#11 | 01/27/2020The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction
Jefferson, Anissa and Jennifer discover that the ASA is now hunting the entire Pierce family. Meanwhile, Lynn does the unthinkable.
#12 | 02/03/2020The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID
Jefferson and Anissa join forces with the ASA to help one of their own. Meanwhile, Lynn is forced to continue battling her demons.
#13 | 02/10/2020The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four
Black Lightning and his team descend upon Markovia on a mission to rescue Lynn who finds herself in even more trouble when she meets Gravedigger, a metahuman on the Markovian side.
#14 | 02/24/2020The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming
As the battle continues, old alliances are revisited and new alliances forged.
#15 | 03/02/2020The Book of War: Chapter Two - in 5d
After learning that Gravedigger and the Markovians are coming to attack Freeland, the Pierce family prepares for war.
10/09/2018Season 2 - 16 episodes
01/16/2018Season 1 - 13 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on: "Black Lightning"
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 23 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Bosnian (BS), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Serbian (SR), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Returning series
First episode released on: 01/16/2018
Latest episode released on: 02/10/2020
Appearing Characters: Black Lightning
Executive Producer: Charles Holland
Composer: Kurt Farquhar
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"블랙 라이트닝"
Camera Setup: Single-camera setup

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:20, Added: 02/04/2018, Last updated: 02/25/2020