Black Lighting: The CW Series’ Villains Debut

Created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning debuted in 1977 in Black Lightning #1 as the first major African-American superhero at DC Comics. The first season of the upcoming superhero drama will see Jefferson Pierce going up against Tobias Whale, a mobster who heads up the One Hundred in DC Comics canon.

Debuting Tuesday, January 16, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Henderson, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi.

Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c on The CW!