Black Lightning

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Black Lightning
Premiere January 16, 2018
Airs Tuesdays at 9PM
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 2
Episodes 13 (through season 1)
Status On mid-season 2 hiatus
Origin USA
Official Site CW

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 Duration
Main Cast 1 2
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning * *
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce / Lightning * *
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Thunder * *
Christine Adams Lynn Stewart * *
Marvin "Krondon" Jones III Tobias Whale * *
Damon Gupton Deputy Chief Bill Henderson * *
James Remar Peter Gambi * *
Jordan Calloway Khalil Payne / Painkiller o *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2
Skye P. Marshall Kara Fowdy * *
Charlbi Dean Syonide * *


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


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