The Premise: 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
James Remar as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton as Henderson
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale
Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
Edwina Findley as Tori Whale
Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi
Jill Scott as Lady Eve
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I remember reading the original “Black Lightning” comic series and liking it and developing even more affinity for the character when he joined Batman’s “The Outsiders”. It will be very interesting to see how they bring this character to life on his program which amounts to the fifth DC Superhero show airing on The CW Network. “I Zombie” while a DC show, is NOT connected to the Arrowverse and apparently neither is BL which I think is a mistake. Hopefully they rethink that and give us some crossover stuff with the character. So what about you folks? Will you be tuning in tonight on The CW? Chime in down in the comments section below.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lightning_(TV_series)