Black Lightning (TV series)

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Black Lightning
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Based on
Developed by Salim Akil
Opening theme "Black Lightning" by Godholly
Composer(s) Kurt Farquhar[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Robert West
Location(s) Atlanta, Georgia
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network The CW
Original release January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16) – present (present)
External links
Production website

Black Lightning is an American superhero television series developed by Salim Akil, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, created by Tony Isabella. It stars Cress Williams as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. The series sees the retired Black Lightning return to the hero life and its effects on his family life.

Development on the series began in September 2016 when Fox ordered a pilot production commitment for Black Lightning. In February 2017, Fox passed on the series, with it being picked up by The CW with a new script for the pilot. The CW officially ordered the series in May 2017. The first season premiered on January 16, 2018, for a 13-episode run.


Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.[2]

Cast and characters


  • Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning: A retired superhero with the ability to harness and control electricity who works as a principal at Garfield High School. He returns to fighting crime after his daughters are kidnapped by a local gang.[3][2]
  • China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce: Jefferson's younger daughter, who is "an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own",[4] who also possesses powers.[5]
  • Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder: Jefferson's elder daughter who is in medical school and teaches part-time at Jefferson's school.[4] She is a metahuman like her father and eventually fights crime as Thunder.[5] Describing her character as a positive role model, Williams said "I'm just really grateful to tell the story for young lesbians — and black lesbians in particular ... My hope is that when you watch Anissa, a young lesbian is inspired to walk boldly as who she is and to love herself and to love herself exactly how she looks."[6]
  • Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart: A neuroscientist at Bowman College and Jefferson's ex-wife.[7]
  • Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale: A former politician who rose through the ranks of local government through corruption but was brought down by Jefferson's father Alvin. After killing Alvin, Tobias was exiled and became the leader of The 100 Gang.[8]
  • Damon Gupton as Billy Henderson: A veteran detective inspector with the police, who becomes an unlikely ally to Jefferson, despite his role in the community.[9]
  • James Remar as Peter Gambi: Jefferson's oldest friend who became a father figure and mentor to him and works as his "tailor" while having connections with Lady Eve. His real name is Peter Esposito and was a former member of the A.S.A.[9]


  • Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha Henderson: Jennifer Pierce's best friend and the daughter of Henderson, who encourages Jennifer to challenge her perfect image.[10]
  • Skye P. Marshall as Kara Fowdy: Garfield High's vice principal.[11]
  • William Catlett as Latavius / Lala: A member of the 100 who is in charge of the Seahorse Motel that the 100 use as a front for their prostitution ring. He is killed by Tobias Whale for his repeated failures to dispose of Black Lightning, but is later resurrected by Lady Eve's magic dust and starts seeing Lawanda's ghost.
  • Charlbi Dean as Syonide: Tobias Whale's henchwoman and enforcer.
  • Eric Mendenhall as Joey Toledo: Tobias Whale's right-hand man and enforcer.
  • Tracey Bonner as Lawanda White: One of Jefferson's former students whose daughter was taken by the 100 under Latavius's supervision. After Jefferson fails to help her as promised, Lawanda confronts Latavius, who shoots and kills her mercilessly. Unknown to him, she recorded the entire exchange, which leads to his arrest and eventual death. Lawanda later turns up as a ghost that only Lala can see.[12]
  • Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne: A track star at Garfield High and Jennifer's boyfriend.[13]
  • Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi: A bartender who becomes Anissa's girlfriend.[14]
  • Jill Scott as Evelyn Stillwater-Ferguson / Lady Eve: The owner of a funeral parlor who connects Tobias Whale with a secret group of corrupt leaders that gave him leadership over the 100.[15]
  • Edwina Findley as Tori Whale: Tobias Whale's younger sister who assists in his plot to destroy Black Lightning.[16]


  • Dabier as Will: A member of The 100 and Lala's cousin.
  • Clifton Powell as Jeremiah Holt: A reverend.
  • Jason Louder as Two-Bits: A drug-dealer and Jefferson's childhood friend.
  • Antonio Fargas as David Poe: The editor of the "Freeland Gazette".[citation needed]
  • Gregg Henry as Martin Proctor: A member of the A.S.A. that Peter Gambi is associated with.

Roland S. Martin and Nina Turner appeared as themselves in the pilot. Journalist Amanda Davis has a posthumous cameo appearance in the debut episode.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 "The Resurrection" Salim Akil Salim Akil January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16) T43.10001 2.31[17]
After his older daughter Anissa is arrested for protesting, high school principal and former superhero Jefferson Pierce is again pulled over for a crime he did not commit. The last straw comes when his youngest daughter, Jennifer, gets in trouble at a club owned by a gang called the "100" and he is forced to use his powers to rescue her. Peter Gambi, his mentor and friend, urges him to become Black Lightning again, but Jefferson refuses to break the promise he made to his ex-wife, Lynn, to give up heroics in hopes of reconciling with her. A 100 gangbanger named Will and his friends abduct Jennifer and Anissa despite an agreement between Jefferson and the gang. Lynn temporarily frees him from his promise in order to save their daughters. With Gambi's help, he rescues the girls from the 100 at the Seahorse Motel. However, he is unable to find Will's boss Lala. After being brought to the head of the 100, Tobias Whale, by his two underlings Syonide and Joey Toledo, Lala is instructed to kill Black Lightning. Anissa's trauma activates her own powers, causing her to break a sink in half.
2 "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" Oz Scott Salim Akil January 23, 2018 (2018-01-23) T43.10002 1.94[18]
Jefferson assures Lynn that he is giving up his Black Lightning identity for good. However, he learns that the 100 are still running prostitutes at the Seahorse Motel and that his daughters are being targeted as witnesses. Jefferson asks Gambi to help him find Lala by hacking the police's database. Anissa's girlfriend offers to get her a therapist. Will escapes police custody, but is captured and executed by Lala. LaWanda, a former student of Jefferson's, tries to free her daughter from the grip of the 100 and he promises to help her. LaWanda is killed when she confronts Lala at the Seahorse Motel. Blaming himself for her death, Jefferson throws aside his concerns and prepares to go after the 100. Lynn visits Gambi and asks him to convince her husband otherwise, but he refuses. Using information from Will's recovered phone, Jefferson suits up and storms the hotel where Lala is hiding, beating him severely just before the police arrive to arrest him. While out shopping, Anissa subdues a robber with her powers. Using his connections in the police department after the Seahorse Motel was shut down, Tobias gets access to Lala's cell and strangles him with only one hand.
3 "LaWanda: The Book of Burial" Mark Tonderai Jan Nash January 30, 2018 (2018-01-30) T43.10003 2.21[19]
Following LaWanda's death, Reverend Holt plans to orchestrate a peace march in light of the 100's crime waves, much to the dismay of Jefferson and Inspector Henderson. Anissa meets Grace Choi and experiments with her new abilities. Tobias has an talk with Lady Eve and instructs his minions to massacre the peace march in exchange for Lala's place in the ranks. Though Black Lightning succeeds in stopping the assailant, Tobias is nearby as Syonide shoots Reverend Holt. The bullet goes through Reverend Holt and hits Khalil, Jennifer’s boyfriend. At the hospital, Jefferson sees the mixed news about the opinions of Black Lightning from the peace marchers and Inspector Henderson. At the tailor shop, Gambi deletes evidence that Tobias was the one responsible for the reverend and Khalil being shot. Back at the hospital, Lynn assures Anissa that she will be there for her. Jefferson and Jennifer tell them that Reverend Holt is doing well but Khalil won't walk again. As Jefferson embraces his family, he continues to see the news about Black Lightning as other peace marchers praise his heroic actions.
4 "Black Jesus" Michael Schultz Pat Charles February 6, 2018 (2018-02-06) T43.10004 1.88[20]
One of Jefferson's students, Bernard, almost overdoses on a new strength-enhancing street drug, Green Light. Jefferson is forced to use his powers to knock him out. The school board wants Bernard expelled but lets him stay when Jefferson cedes final authority over student matters to the board. Gambi and Jefferson track Green Light to a mid-level dealer named Two Bits, an old friend of Jefferson's. When he dismisses Jefferson, Black Lightning gets him to reveal the location of a warehouse. Anissa and Grace are confronted outside a bar and Anissa uses her strength on the two thugs. Gambi erases the security footage, but keeps a photo of Anissa's footprint. Black Lightning saves Bernard from a drug den and Jefferson puts him in rehab. Jennifer quits track to focus on supporting Khalil. Lady Eve gets impatient with Tobias, who entered the criminal world after being forced out of city council for supposedly killing Black Lightning. Tobias has Joey Toledo murder the morgue doctor who told him Black Lighting was dead. Tobias' sister Tori arrives and proposes turning the people against Black Lightning. Tobias visits Khalil where he pays his medical bills and tells him it's Black Lightning's fault that he'll never walk again.
5 "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" Rose Troche Adam Giaudrone February 13, 2018 (2018-02-13) T43.10005 1.81[21]

Gambi alters Black Lightning's suit for flight. Jefferson experiences severe headaches. Tobias pays Gambi a visit, looking for the identity of Black Lightning but Gambi says he doesn't know; and that Tobias is breaking their deal by coming to him. Tracking Green Light, Black Lightning finds out it is coming from Joey Toledo. Jennifer defends herself against two girls at a skating rink. One girl's family is furious. While Jefferson and Lynn take responsibility upon being confronted by the family, they are impressed. Tori says Tobias needs to finally deal with their abusive father, Eldridge. Now an old man, Tobias breaks his father's back and convinces Tori to let him die. Anissa discovers that, decades ago, her grandfather, reporter Alvin Pierce, had a story on the disappearance of nine enhanced teenagers. The newspaper wouldn't print the story and Alvin was murdered a week later. Anissa visits the paper's editor who says "they" are still watching. Nevertheless, he gives her some files and Anissa suits up to explore a storage unit after putting together a costume from different clothes she purchases. On a tip from Inspector Henderson, Black Lightning confronts Toledo, but his headaches incapacitate him. This allows Toledo to escape as he vows to Black Lightning that Tobias Whale will kill him.

Note: This episode was previously titled "Aches and Pains".
6 "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" Benny Boom Charles Holland February 27, 2018 (2018-02-27) T43.10006 1.64[22]
Peter picks up Black Lightning before the police can find him and informs Lynn. The next day, Jefferson deals with two different issues: Anissa getting in trouble with the police for getting involved with vandalism of a Confederate general's statue; Fowdy showing cyber-bullying videos about Jennifer. Meanwhile, Lynn compares the brain scans of those on Green Light and Black Lightning. While Black Lightning prepares for a confrontation with Tobias, Anissa uses her powers to destroy the Confederate general's statue after she learns that someone was killed over it. Afterwards, Anissa contacts her mother to let her know about her current condition. Due to an attack at the hospital, Black Lightning cancels his planned attack on Tobias. Anissa shows up and fights off the two attackers; Black Lightning battles and injures her, thinking that she was a metahuman who attacked Lynn. After realizing who she is, Lynn and Jefferson call Peter for help. Peter visits Lady Eve, having trained her, and makes a deal to keep the Pierce family off-limits to The 100, who want to stop Lynn's research. Meanwhile, Khalil takes up Tobias on his offer as he and Syonide tell him that they have a way that he can walk again. Later, back at their home, Anissa regains consciousness and finally discovers that her father is Black Lightning.
7 "Equinox: The Book of Fate" Bille Woodruff Lamont Magee March 6, 2018 (2018-03-06) T43.10007 1.46[23]
Since the discovery of Anissa having developed metahuman powers, Lynn examines Anissa while Peter Gambi comes clean to Jefferson about not telling him that Tobias Whale is back in town. Investigating the break-in at the hospital, Inspector Henderson gets the description of the criminals responsible and thinks the 100 is behind this though the two thieves are killed. After visiting Lady Eve about Tobias Whale, a disguised Gambi enters Tobias's club and kills Toledo to make Tobias fall in line. Lynn asks Gambi to make a suit for Anissa. At a club that Tobias is attending, Black Lightning fights him and his henchmen which results in Tobias getting wounded and Tori accidentally getting killed by a stray bullet. During this time, Tobias Whale's henchmen use special electrical guns to kill Lady Eve and her minions. After a talk with Anissa, Black Lightning gets a call from Henderson believing he killed Lady Eve. In the final scene, Lala is in a hotel room as he is brought back to life with Lawanda's head tattoo on his chest.
8 "The Book of Revelations" Tanya Hamilton Jan Nash March 13, 2018 (2018-03-13) T43.10008 1.45[24]
Two henchmen are surprised to see Lala back from the dead; while Lawanda talks to him encouraging violence and seducing him. Peter Gambi meets with A.S.A. member Martin Proctor whom wants Black Lightning dead as a threat to the Freeland experiment. Examining Lady Eve's body, Jefferson and Anissa trace the weapon's radiation; finding it and the body of Lady Eve's killer. Meanwhile, Jennifer is startled at school, causing her to unlock her own electrical powers. After calling Henderson, Jefferson and Anissa hide nearby when they see someone coming close. While Jefferson sneaks up on the person, Anissa sees that it is about to explode and activates her powers to shield her father. Jefferson suspects The 100 intercepted his call to Henderson. Lynn finds that Greenlight was similar to a vaccine that was found in Alvin Pierce's locker from 30 years ago. Gambi admits that his real name is Peter Esposito and that he withheld some things to protect Jefferson and his family to the A.S.A who made the vaccine and hunt metahumans. Jefferson Peter to stay away from his family. In the final scene, Jennifer confides in Anissa about her electrical powers. Note: This episode was previously titled "Revelations".
9 "The Book of Little Black Lies"[25] Tawnia McKernan Keli Goff March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20) T43.10009 TBD
10 "Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption"[26] Eric Laneuville Pat Charles March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27) T43.10010 TBD
11 "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion"[27] TBA TBA April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03) TBA TBD



In September 2016, after being in various stages of development, Warner Bros. Television began pitching Black Lightning to networks.[28] The project was being developed by Mara Brock Akil and her husband, Salim Akil. They were partnered with Greg Berlanti, who was behind several DC Comics properties for the studio, eventually landing at Fox with a pilot production commitment.[29] In February 2017, Fox opted not to go forward with the project, deciding that it was "not a good fit into its already crowded genre drama space".[30] Warner Bros. Television presented the project to other networks, with The CW officially ordering a pilot for Black Lightning.[31] The CW also opted to discard the original pilot script, as it had been written for Fox, and shoot a short presentation instead.[32] The CW officially ordered Black Lightning to series on May 10, 2017.[33]


Salim Akil stated that Black Lightning would not follow the villain of the week format or be a procedural, because he wanted to "explore the characters, even the villains".[34]


In late February 2017, Cress Williams was cast as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning,[3] followed a month later by the casting of China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters, Jennifer Pierce and Anissa Pierce, respectively,[4] and Christine Adams was cast as Lynn Pierce, Jefferson's ex-wife.[7] At the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International, it was announced that James Remar and Damon Gupton had joined the cast as Pierce's friend Peter Gambi and detective inspector Henderson, respectively.[9] The following month, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III of the hip hop group Strong Arm Steady was cast as Tobias Whale.[8]

At the end of September 2017, Kyanna Simone Simpson was cast as the recurring role Kiesha.[10] The following month, Edwina Findley joined the cast as Tori Whale,[16] while Chantal Thuy was cast as Grace Choi.[14] In January 2018, it was revealed that Skye Marshall had been cast as Mrs. Frowdy.[11]


Black Lightning's costume was designed by Laura Jean Shannon.[35]


Filming for the series takes place in Atlanta.[36][2]


Black Lightning began airing on The CW on January 16, 2018,[37] and is set to run for 13 episodes.[38] In the United Kingdom, the series airs on Netflix.[39]



No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "The Resurrection" January 16, 2018 0.8/3 2.31[17] N/A 1.32 N/A 3.63[40]
2 "LaWanda: The Book of Hope" January 23, 2018 0.6/2 1.94[18] 0.7 1.54 1.3 3.48[41]
3 "LaWanda: The Book of Burial" January 30, 2018 0.8/3 2.21[19] 0.6 1.54 1.4 3.77[42]
4 "Black Jesus" February 6, 2018 0.6/2 1.88[20] 0.6 1.39 1.2 3.27[43]
5 "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" February 13, 2018 0.5/2 1.81[21] N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" February 27, 2018 0.5/2 1.64[22] 0.5 1.17 1.0 2.80[44]
7 "Equinox: The Book of Fate" March 6, 2018 0.5/2 1.46[23] TBD TBD TBD TBD
8 "The Book of Revelations" March 13, 2018 0.5/2 1.45[24] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Critical response

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Season 1 has received a 100% approval rating, with an average rating of 8.4/10, based on 49 reviews.[45] The website's critical consensus reads, "Black Lightning doesn't reinvent superhero TV, but it does give the genre a necessary jolt with real-world plots, scary new villains, and a star-making performance from Cress Williams."[45] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 79 out of 100 based on 24 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[46]

Daniel Fienberg, in a review for The Hollywood Reporter, praised the series for being "smart and relevant and full of an attitude that's all its own."[47] The portrayal of Anissa Pierce as Thunder has received praise for making television history as the first black lesbian superhero.[48][49][50]

Connection to the Arrowverse

Despite airing on The CW and being created by Berlanti, Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW said in May 2017 that the series "at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation."[2] Berlanti had previously stated when the series was in development at Fox that it would not crossover with his other DC Comics television properties on The CW nor would it exist in the Arrowverse.[51] However, Akil later stated that they were not ruling out eventual crossovers.[34] In August 2017, Pedowitz added, "If [the showrunners] wish to bring it in, that is their call. We had a long discussion with the studio, Mara, Salim, and myself. We were fine with them making it separate from the Arrowverse, they have a different point of view. If they end up wanting to go that way, that will be their decision."[52]


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External links

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