Connect with us


TV

Black Lightning (The CW 2018, Cress Williams, China Anne McClain)

Published

on


In Black Lightning Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to 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.

However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered.

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, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns – to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Advertisement

cast
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
Christine Adams as Lynn
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce

key behind the scenes crew
Greg Berlanti as Executive Producer
Mara Brock Akil as Executive Producer
Salim Akil as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of pilot
Sarah Schechter as Executive Producer

show type
based on a comic book
drama

broadcast from
Scheduled to premiere Midseason 2018

Advertisement

network and production companies
The CW – Akil Productions – Berlanti Productions – DC Comics – Warner Bros. Television


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

The Talk The Talk
News2 hours ago

The Talk, April 23, 2024, CBS, “Lisa Vanderpump, Joy Bryant”

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, CBS’s The Talk welcomes television personality Lisa Vanderpump and actor Joy Bryant to the show....

Tamron Hall Tamron Hall
News2 hours ago

Tamron Hall, April 23, 2024, ABC, “April Simpkins, Emily Bonani”

On Tuesday, April 23, ABC’s Tamron Hall welcomes mother and mental health advocate April Simpkins, TikTok influencer Emily Bonani, and...

Today with Hoda & Jenna Today with Hoda & Jenna
News2 hours ago

Today with Hoda & Jenna, April 23, 2024, NBC, “Sarah Cooper, Jonathan Knight, Ally Love”

On Tuesday, April 23, NBC’s Today with Hoda & Jenna welcomes comedian Sarah Cooper, New Kids on the Block singer...

Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen Bravo Watch What Happens Live Andy Cohen Bravo
News2 hours ago

Watch What Happens Live, April 23, 2024, Bravo, “Ally Lewber, Janet Caperna”

On Tuesday, April 23, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen welcomes Ally Lewber, a spiritual astrologer and reality...

Steve Wilkos Show Steve Wilkos Show
News3 hours ago

The Steve Wilkos Show, April 23, 2024, “Jessie, Arenia, Gary”

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, The Steve Wilkos Show welcomes Jessie, Arenia, and Gary, who will share their personal stories...

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jimmy Kimmel Live
News3 hours ago

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, April 23, 2024, ABC, “Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias”

On Tuesday, April 23, Jimmy Kimmel welcomes Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, and musical guest ERNEST to the show. Wanda Sykes,...

The Jennifer Hudson Show The Jennifer Hudson Show
News3 hours ago

The Jennifer Hudson Show, April 23, 2024, “Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Napier, Erin Napier”

On Tuesday, April 23, The Jennifer Hudson Show welcomes Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Napier, and Erin Napier to the studio. Giancarlo...

Good Morning America Good Morning America
News3 hours ago

Good Morning America, April 23, 2024, ABC, “Zendaya, Danielle Steel”

On Tuesday, April 23, Good Morning America welcomes a star-studded lineup, including actors, musicians, and authors. First up are actors...

Blue Lights Blue Lights
News19 hours ago

Blue Lights, 22 April 2024, BBC One, “Iceberg”

Blue Lights returns with its second series, and in this episode, “Iceberg,” a loyalist gangland feud intensifies, putting pressure on...

BBC Two Logo BBC Two Logo
News19 hours ago

Pompeii: The New Dig Episode 2, April 22, 2024, BBC Two

BBC Two presents the second episode of the documentary series Pompeii: The New Dig, airing on April 22. The episode...

True Crime True Crime
News19 hours ago

Murders at Little Bridge Farm Series Premiere, 22 April 2024, Crime+Investigation UK

The brand-new true-crime documentary series Murders at Little Bridge Farm makes its debut on Crime+Investigation UK, telling the shocking story...

Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains Rhod Gilbert's Growing Pains
News19 hours ago

Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, 22 April 2024, Comedy Central, “Jessica Knappett, Katherine Ryan”

Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains returns with another hilarious episode on Monday 22 April, welcoming Jessica Knappett, Katherine Ryan, and Gok...

Food Network UK Food Network UK
News19 hours ago

Adam Richman Eats Britain, 22 April 2024, Food Network, “Lancashire Hot Pot”

In this mouth-watering episode of Adam Richman Eats Britain, Adam Richman heads out on a culinary journey to Lancashire, where...

Made in Chelsea Made in Chelsea
News19 hours ago

Made in Chelsea, 22 April 2024, E4, Season 27 Episode 3

Made in Chelsea returns with another dramatic episode, airing on E4 on Monday 22 April, as the Chelsea elite navigate...

The Yorkshire Auction House The Yorkshire Auction House
News19 hours ago

The Yorkshire Auction House, 22 April 2024, Really, “Angus Pulls A Cracker”

The Yorkshire Auction House returns with another fascinating episode, “Angus Pulls A Cracker.” In this instalment, airing on Monday 22...

True Crime Generic True Crime Generic
News19 hours ago

Murder Case: The Digital Detectives Episode 2, 22 April 2024, Channel 4

Murder Case: The Digital Detectives returns with another compelling episode, shedding light on the groundbreaking digital techniques that are revolutionising...

Popular