Black Lightning

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Black Lightning
Premiere January 16, 2018
Airs On hiatus
Based on characters created by
Tony Isabella with
Trevor Von Eeden
Developed by Salim Akil
Network The CW
Style 60-minute superhero drama
Company Berlanti Productions,
Akil Productions,
DC Comics,
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13 (through season 1)
(List of episodes)
Status Renewed through season 2 (2018)
Origin USA

Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce
Christine Adams Lynn Stewart
Marvin "Krondon" Jones III Tobias Whale
Damon Gupton Deputy Chief Bill Henderson
James Remar Peter Gambi
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Jill Scott Lady Eve


Season  Premiere Finale #
The CW
Season One January 16, 2018 April 17, 2018 13
Season Two October 9, 2018


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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