Black Lightning
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Title: Black Lightning
Format: Live-action
Genres: Superhero
Rating: TV-14
Running time: 60 min.
country: USA
Network: CW Network
Seasons: 2+
Episodes: 26+
Production company: DC Entertainment
Berlanti Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Executive producers: Greg Berlanti; Salim Akil; Mara Brock Akil; Pat Charles; Sarah Schechter; Oz Scott; Jan Nash; Charles D. Holland
Producers: Adam Giaudrone; Jennifer Lence; Carl Ogawa; Melora Rivera; Robert West; Joanie L. Woehler; Elvis Mitchell
Principal cast: Cress Williams; China Anne McClain; Nafessa Williams; Christine Adams; Marvin "Krondon" Jones, III; Damon Gupton; James Remar
Air dates
First aired: January 16th, 2018

Black Lightning is an American television program of the superhero fantasy genre. It is based on the character of Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, as seen in comic book titles published by DC Comics. The series was produced by DC Entertainment, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. It began airing on the CW Network on January 16th, 2018. A total of thirteen episodes was ordered for season one. The series stars Cress Williams as the main character, Jefferson Pierce. Co-starring in the show is China Anne McClain & Nafessa Williams as his daughters, Jennifer and Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as his ex-wife, Lynn Pierce, Marvin "Krondon" Jones, III as the show's main antagonist, Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson, and James Remar as tailor Peter Gambi.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Black Lightning was created by writer Tony Isabella and artist Trevor von Eeden.
  • Black Lightning began airing on Tuesday evenings on the CW Network at 9:00 pm.
  • Music for the series was composed by Kurt Farquhar.
  • Jefferson Pierce made his comic book introduction in the first issue of his own Black Lightning ongoing comic book series, which ran for eleven issues from 1977 to 1978. A second Black Lightning volume was produced in 1995 and only ran thirteen issues.
  • The main setting for this series is the neighborhood of Freeland. In the comics, Black Lightning was based out of Suicide Slum in Metropolis.
  • The central antagonists from season one are a criminal organization known as The One-Hundred.

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