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
newFirst Look at Tom Welling and Kevin Conroy in The CW's "Crisis"
As DCTV fans have long been aware, a Crisis is coming, and it’s going to take the combined forces of all the world’s greatest superheroes to save us.
And we do mean all of...
James Remar Talks Survival, Family and Powering Up Black Lightning
Guilt can be a powerful motivator.
Peter Gambi, or “Uncle Gambi” as the Pierce kids call him, may be Black Lightning’s single most important ally. A brilliant, highly trained...
Black Lightning Prepares for Crisis, Markovia and Living in a Warzone
Ever since Black Lightning premiered in January 2018, fans have been wondering if we’ll ever see him team up with...
Black Lightning's Marvin "Krondon" Jones III is Down...but Not Out
How quickly things change.
For the first two seasons of Black Lightning, Tobias Whale ruled the Freeland streets. Elusive, persistent and powerful, Tobias had grand...
updatedBlack Lightning's China Anne McClain Flirts with Destruction
With all the horror taking place within Freeland this season, it was quite a surprise when the last episode of Black...
DCTV: The 10 Best Moments of Last Season
Hello all DC fans! How excited are you that The CW’s DCTV shows are back? The premieres start this Sunday and I couldn’t be more thrilled. How have you been spending the hiatus? We’...