Black Lightning

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Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.


  • Genre: Action, Drama, Science-fiction
  • Rating: 8.3 (12 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Continuing
  • Years: 2018 - 2018
  • Episodes per season: 16
  • Network: The CW


Black Lightning - season 1

Season 1 (2018)

Rating: 6.6
Black Lightning - season 2

Season 2 (2018)

Rating: 0.0

Characters and Actors

Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce in Black Lightning

Jefferson Pierce

Actor: Cress Williams
Also in: Hart of Dixie, Prison Break
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce in Black Lightning

Anissa Pierce

Actor: Nafessa Williams
Also in: Twin Peaks
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce in Black Lightning

Jennifer Pierce

Actor: China Anne McClain
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III as Tobias Whale in Black Lightning

Tobias Whale

Actor: Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III
Marvin Jones as Tobias Whale in Black Lightning

Tobias Whale

Actor: Marvin Jones
Damon Gupton as Bill Henderson in Black Lightning

Bill Henderson

Actor: Damon Gupton
James Remar as Peter Gambi in Black Lightning

Peter Gambi

Actor: James Remar
Also in: Dexter, The Shannara Chronicles, Sex and the City
Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart in Black Lightning

Lynn Stewart

Actor: Christine Adams
Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha Henderson in Black Lightning

Kiesha Henderson

Actor: Kyanna Simone Simpson
William Catlett as Lala in Black Lightning


Actor: William Catlett
Skye P. Marshall as Kara Fowdy in Black Lightning

Kara Fowdy

Actor: Skye P. Marshall
Jill Scott as Lady Eve in Black Lightning

Lady Eve

Actor: Jill Scott