New Synopsis & Trailer for ‘Black Lightning’

The CW has released a new trailer and synopsis for Black Lightning, their upcoming DC Comics superhero show that ISN’T set in the Arrowverse (crazy, right!). Check it out below.

This show looks like it will be pulling a Supergirl for me, and by that I mean that because it isn’t part of the Arrowverse I’m not interested in watching it live. When the season DVDs go on sale (to a more reasonable price) that’s when I’ll bite the bullet. It does look good though (even if the superhero suit doesn’t).

Synopsis: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), 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 in 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, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.

Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16, 2018 on The CW. Will you be watching?