Black Lightning joins The CW superhero roster in January and this new trailer offers the clearest glimpse of the series yet. Despite walking away from his days as a hero, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) takes up the mantle of Black Lightning once more when Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and the 100 Gang create trouble in Pierce’s city. But Whale and Black Lightning have a history, so the thought that the presumed-dead hero may have been resurrected leaves Whale less than amused.
Joining Williams and Jones in the series are Christine Adams Jefferson’s ex-wife Lynn — who is none too thrilled to hear Black Lightning is back — China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters Jennifer and Anissa Peirce, James Remar as Jefferson’s best friend Peter, and Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson.
Black Lightning debuts January 16th on The CW.
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