Black Lightning Family Fights Back Trailer

Luke Watson| Jan 05, 2018

Black Lightning Family Fights Back Trailer

A new kind of superhero hits CW on January 16! Check out Black Lightning, a formerly retired metahuman who hears the hero's call when it comes time to protect his family.

While Black Lightning is a DC Comics character, it remains to be seen if this series will inhabit the same universe as The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl (yes, I know she's from a parallel Earth, but it's totally a non-issue at this point).

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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