A new year and a new DCTV show brought to us by Berlanti Productions! Black Lightning is making its debut on The CW on Tuesday, January 16th at 9/8c!
Now when I first heard about this new show, I wasn’t sure. That’s basically how I’ve been with every show since The Flash, at least we got to see basically the entire main cast on Arrow beforehand. This is a brand new shiny thing and the promos are just making me excited to see it!
Black Lightning is supposed to be about a man, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who has the power to harness and control electricity, which he had used to keep his town safe…but when it proved to be too close to home he hung up his mask and costume to keep those he loved safe. Jefferson is a married man with two daughters and the principal of a high school, that’s where he decides his life needs to be focused instead of being Black Lightning. The show picks up a little over a decade later with Jefferson, his wife, and now two teenage daughters…and a city that’s exploding with violence and crime.
In the new Black Lightning – Family First trailer, we see quite a lot! It’s clear that Jefferson absolutely loves his family and that he just wants to protect them. With a city erupting in more dangers, it’s clearly the action that sparks him in taking up the mantle of Black Lightning once again. The Pierce girls seem to be able to handle themselves for the most part in this trailer…and we see a glimpse of the possibility that one of the daughters (if not both) has superpowers as well! Going off of this trailer, it looks like they won’t slow the roll on the development of the Black Lightning origin story in this show! The suit looks absolutely amazing!
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