The CW seems unstoppable in their implementing live-action series based on the DC Universe and now with the likes of “Arrow”, “The Flash”, “Legends Of Tomorrow”, “I Zombie” and “Supergirl” under their belt – its time to introduce the viewers to the adventures of “Black Lightning”. The first-look trailer was released the other day and I am presenting it to you below. Take a look and then I’ll return with some thoughts.
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 hero again when the rise of the local gang The One Hundred leads to increased crime and corruption in his community. (thanks Wiki).
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve always enjoyed the character of Black Lightning, and remember purchasing the original comic series when it was on the stands so many years ago. I also liked how he worked with Batman and The Outsiders. He was one of those characters that just had a whole lot of solid backstory to him and interesting powers. The trailer looks good and it will be interesting to find the character returning to action after his retirement. From the looks of it, the powers he has have also been passed on to his offspring. The only downside of the show for me was learning that it will not exist in the “Arrowverse” at all and be from another time and I guess from another part of the Multiverse as well. They did this with Supergirl but she joined the Arrowverse for a few episodes of Flash and the rest so there is hope about Black Lightning eventually appearing with the other heroes. Personally speaking they just should have made him a part of this and have him be someone that Mr. Terrific used to admire and made him want to be something more than just a scientist. I dunno, I guess I like having the whole cavalcade under one easier to work with universe. You can let me know what you thought about this trailer down below in the comments but before we go, here’s another visual of what Black Lightning will look like on the show in the costume.
Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lightning_(TV_series)