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First Look Photos From the Series Premiere of the CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING

By on January 10, 2018




Episode 1×01 “The Resurrection” — Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community.

Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind.

Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.

Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil.

Air Date: Tuesday, January 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.


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Black Lightning -- Image BLK_FIRST_LOOK.jpg -- Pictured: Cress Williams as Black Lightning -- Photo: J Squared Photography/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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