Black Lightning on CW First Look Trailer

Luke Watson| May 18, 2017

Black Lightning on CW First Look Trailer

A new DC Comics hero is landing on CW! Unlike the other stars of CW's DC lineup, this one is starting as a middle-aged adult with a family of his own. That makes sense when you learn that this show was originally greenlit as a pilot for FOX before moving to the younger-leaning network. Although he's sharing space on the network with Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, we wonder which universe he will exist in. Does Black Lightning take place on Earth-1, Earth-38, or one we have yet to see? CW President Mark Pedowitz has stated that no crossover is planned.

Black Lightning is expected to make a midseason premiere.

About Black Lightning:
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. 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, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

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