Sure it’s still on the early side for someone that just attended the annual New York Comic Con for the last four days but fortunately I secured a proper nights sleep and am not feeling myself bump into myriads of Cosplayers anymore which means let’s get back on point with everything that keeps this website interesting. As you know, the NYCC often leads us into a series of season premieres and last night both “Batwoman” and “Supergirl” premiered and now its time for “Black Lightning” Season 3. Check out the overall premise, poster and casting. I will return at the close with some additional thoughts.
The Premise: High school principal 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 led by Tobias Whale leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.
The Cast and Characters:
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce/Lightning
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder
Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale
Damon Gupton as Bill Henderson
James Remar as Peter Gambi
Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been on and off with “Black Lightning” since the last season and feel the show needs to be integrated into the world that makes up the Arrowverse for more crossovers and introductions of new heroes and villains that could make this a more interesting viewing experience. I’m saying this despite knowing full well that it takes place on another Earth than those shows. To me, the idea of a multiverse works better in the comic books than on a television series but oh well, I am not in the Marketing meetings. What about you readers? Are you still tuning in to “Black Lightning” and if you stopped, what will it take to bring you back to the series. Chime in down below in the comments section. See you soon.
Official Series Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lightning_(TV_series)