The CW released the first trailer for the new Black Lightning TV series!
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
Black Lightning is coming to The CW from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock and Sarah Schechter, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Salim Akil is directing and wrote the Black Lightning pilot. By Matt McGloin