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Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, 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 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. 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.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Resurrection||In the series premiere, Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Years ago, he hung up the suit and secret identity of Black Lightning. But now he must return.||42:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLaWanda: The Book of Hope||As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning back? Lynn Stewart, noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision, Peter Gambi (series star JAMES REMAR) urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa and Jennifer try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.||42:21||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLaWanda: The Book of Burial||As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.||42:05||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlack Jesus||While familiar faces begin to reappear, Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang, and Anissa investigates a new drug hitting the streets.||42:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAnd Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light||An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.||42:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThree Sevens: The Book of Thunder||Jefferson is on the hunt for his father’s killer, while Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.||42:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEquinox: The Book of Fate||While Black Lightning continues his pursuit of Tobias, Anissa continues to find herself in the “new normal.”||40:38||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRevelations||While Black Lightning works with Anissa to find information to clear his name, Jennifer begins interning for Lynn, and Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.||41:10||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Book of Little Black Lies||In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.||42:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSins of the Father: The Book of Redemption||Black Lightning’s attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.||42:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlack Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion||As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, with Jefferson in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.||39:26||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain||Tobias returns to Freeland – tasked with capturing and not killing Black Lightning with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid.||42:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoShadow of Death: The Book of War||While Tobias gathers his forces, the aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling in the season one finale.||42:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBlack Lightning: 2017 Comic-Con Panel||The best moments of the Black Lightning panel at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.||17:24||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoArt Imitating Life: The Pilot Episode||Series creator Salim Akil discusses the true-life event that inspired one of Jefferson Pierce's most gripping scenes from the Pilot episode.||5:04||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|103||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Family of Strength||There is no greater strength than the support and love of family. This featurette explores the untraditional Pierce family, each struggling with modern life as civilians and as superheroes driven to protect their community against injustice.||7:11||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|104||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGag Reel||Watch the hilarious outtakes from the cast of Black Lightning.||2:17||Season Only||View in iTunes|
It's 1980's DC Comics back again.....
Where is the fake (decent sized) afro? He was supposed to wear one. From the original cartoon justice league character, to the comic (which I did not think was too bad), to the sadly all too brief appeance on young justice (season 2, minus the afro or any hair for that matter) to now, how this character has endured is something impressive. He and Luke Cage have had appearces altered, stories changed, and they still endure. To all the cast and crew from an (half white -/- hispanic) Army Veteran good luck and please CW blow it with this show.
Amazing! One of the best show Pilots I’ve ever seen
A tight pilot with solid acting
As a white nerd, I found this enjoyable and challenging. The struggle to succeed in normal life when the environment is so hostile makes me wish for the best. And the excuse to become a vigilante is compelling. The turnabout of seeing a white top villain and a white sidekick with the rest of the cast black is the reverse of what I’ve seen in so many other shows. Here’s hoping this increases empathy in the world. I found the performances by the actresses particularly compelling. Looking forward to more.