Black Lightning (2018 - Present)
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.
Playlist: Black Lightning
Easter Egg Hunt: The Joker's Daughter and the Return of Wally West
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Easter Egg Hunt: A Post-Crisis World
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Arrow Gives its Hero an Ending Fit for a Queen
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Cress Williams Reflects on Black Lightning's Best Season So Far
While we won’t know how it ends until tonight’s pivotal season finale, it feels safe to say that Black...
Arrow's Producers Answer Our Burning Questions About the Finale
SPOILER ALERT: The follow feature contains spoilers from the Arrow series finale. Don’t read and further if you haven’t seen the episode!
Unlocking the History of the Multiverse
The CW’s massive “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover event has exposed more people than ever before to the concept of DC’s Multiverse—the expanse of differing “Earths” that the...