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    BLACK LIGHTNING
    Series Premiere - Tuesday, January 16th at 9pm ET/8pm CT

    Cress Williams is Black Lightning

    Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) 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 neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in 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 the superhero 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 (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), 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.

    Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

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    Format:
    Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the DC character Black Lightning, created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden

    Cast:
    Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
    Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
    China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
    James Remar as Peter Gambi
    Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson
    Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
    Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale

    Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter

    Origination: Atlanta, Georgia

    Produced by: Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television


    1/16/18 Series Premiere episode
    Black Lightning
    "THE RESURRECTION"
    Tuesday, January 16th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    SERIES PREMIERE — Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in 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, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are long behind him...or so he thought. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil (#101).

    Black Lightning
    "LAWANDA: THE BOOK OF HOPE"
    Tuesday, January 23rd at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    IS HE BACK? — As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning (Cress Williams) back? Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams), noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) struggles with his decision, Gambi (James Remar) urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience. Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Salim Akil and directed by Oz Scott (#102).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "LAWANDA: THE BOOK OF BURIAL"
    Tuesday, January 30th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    HOLDING OUT HOPE — As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big. James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Mark Tonderai (#103).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "BLACK JESUS"
    Tuesday, February 6th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    BACK IN TOWN – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton III and Marvin Jones also star. The episode was written by Pat Charles and directed by Michael Schultz (#104).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "AND THEN THE DEVIL BROUGHT THE PLAGUE: THE BOOK OF GREEN LIGHT"
    Tuesday, February 13th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    PAYBACK IS A BITCH – An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson (Cress Williams) to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa (Nafessa Williams) wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Adam Giaudrone and directed by Rose Troche (#105).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "THREE SEVENS: THE BOOK OF THUNDER"
    Tuesday, February 27th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    TO RIGHT THE WRONGS – Jefferson (Cress Williams) is on the hunt for his father's killer, while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi (James Remar) begs for help from Lynn (Christine Adams). Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Charles Holland and directed by Benny Boom (#106).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "EQUINOX: THE BOOK OF FATE"
    Tuesday, March 6th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    THE NEW NORMAL – Black Lightning's (Cress Williams) pursuit for Tobias (Marvin Jones III) continues. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) continues to find herself in the new normal. China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. The episode was written by Lamont Magee and directed Billy Woodruff (#107).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS"
    Tuesday, March 13th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    TRAINING DAY – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works with Anissa (Nafessa Willaims) to help find information to clear Black Lightning's name. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) begins interning for Lynn (Christine Adams). Meanwhile, Gambi (James Remar) finds himself in a precarious situation. Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star. The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Tanya Hamilton (#108).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "THE BOOK OF LITTLE BLACK LIES"
    Tuesday, March 20th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    FAMILY ABOVE ALL – In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father's death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi (James Remar). The episode was written by Keli Goff and directed by Tawnia McKernan (#109).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "SINS OF THE FATHER: THE BOOK OF REDEMPTION"
    Tuesday, March 27th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    SECRETS AND LIES – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi (James Remar) struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently. Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star. The episode was written by Pat Charles and directed by Eric Laneuville (#110).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "BLACK JESUS: THE BOOK OF CRUCIFIXION"
    Tuesday, April 3rd at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn (Christine Adams) seeks help from Detecitve Henderson (Damon Gupton). Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi (James Remar) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland. China Anne McClain and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Melora Rivera and directed by Michael Schultz (#111).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIGHT: THE BOOK OF PAIN"
    Tuesday, April 10th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    RETURN OF THE WHALE - Tobias (Marvin Jones III) returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture - not kill - Black Lightning (Cress Williams) with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) provide surprising aid. Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. The episode was written by Jan Nash & Adam Giaudrone and directed by Oz Scott (#112).
     
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    Black Lightning
    "SHADOW OF DEATH: THE BOOK OF WAR"
    Tuesday, April 17th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    THE SHOWDOWN – The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning (Cress Williams) leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias (Marvin Jones III) gathers his forces. Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams and Damon Gupton also star. The episode was written by Charles D. Holland and directed by Salim Akil (#113).

    FYI: The CW has renewed Black Lightning for Season 2.
     
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    BLACK LIGHTNING
    Season 2 Premiere - Tuesday, October 9th at 9pm ET/8pm CT


    Black Lightning cast

    Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) 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 neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in 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 the superhero 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 (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), 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.

    Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.


    CREDITS FOR "BLACK LIGHTNING" ON THE CW

    Format: Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the DC character Black Lightning, created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden

    Cast:
    Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
    Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
    China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
    James Remar as Peter Gambi
    Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson
    Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
    Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale

    Executive Producers: Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter


    Origination: Atlanta, Georgia

    Produced by: Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television
     
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    10/09/18 Season 2 Premiere episode
    Black Lightning
    "THE BOOK OF CONSEQUENCES - CHAPTER TWO: RISE OF THE GREEN LIGHT BABIES"
    Tuesday, October 9th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    ROBERT TOWNSEND, BILL DUKE AND ANGELA RYE GUEST STAR – Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family may have survived Tobias's (Marvin Jones III) attack, but they're not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield's students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank (guest star Robert Townsend) to sway the vote. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a new way to give back to Freeland. Lastly, Lynn (Christine Adams) continues her quest much to the dismay of Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke). Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. The episode was directed and written by Salim Akil (#201).

    Black Lightning
    "THE BOOK OF CONSEQUENCES - CHAPTER TWO: BLACK JESUS BLUES"
    Tuesday, October 16th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on The CW

    STRUGGLES – Jefferson (Cress Williams) must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil (Jordan Calloway) pays a visit to Jennifer (China Anne McClain) in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias (Marvin Jones III) continues to enact his plan. Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, and James Remar also star. Oz Scott directed the episode written by Charles D. Holland (#202).
     

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