Black Lightning

Black Lightning

  • Seasons:
  • 2
  • 1
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.
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.

Season 1 (13 episodes)

  • 1. The Resurrection

    Original air date: 01/16/2018 Runtime: 42:11 min.

    Original air date: 01/16/2018 Runtime: 42:11 min. 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.

  • 2. Lawanda: The Book of Hope

    Original air date: 01/23/2018 Runtime: 42:21 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/2018 Runtime: 42:21 min. 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.

  • 3. Lawanda: The Book of Burial

    Original air date: 01/30/2018 Runtime: 42:06 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/2018 Runtime: 42:06 min. 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.

  • 4. Black Jesus

    Original air date: 02/06/2018 Runtime: 42:16 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2018 Runtime: 42:16 min. 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.

  • 5. And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light

    Original air date: 02/13/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min.

    Original air date: 02/13/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min. 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.

  • 6. Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

    Original air date: 02/27/2018 Runtime: 42:01 min.

    Original air date: 02/27/2018 Runtime: 42:01 min. 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.

  • 7. Equinox: The Book of Fate

    Original air date: 03/06/2018 Runtime: 40:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2018 Runtime: 40:38 min. While Black Lightning continues his pursuit of Tobias, Anissa continues to find herself in the “new normal.”

  • 8. The Book of Revelation

    Original air date: 03/13/2018 Runtime: 41:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/13/2018 Runtime: 41:11 min. 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.

  • 9. The Book of Little Black Lies

    Original air date: 03/20/2018 Runtime: 42:20 min.

    Original air date: 03/20/2018 Runtime: 42:20 min. 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.

  • 10. Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption

    Original air date: 03/27/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2018 Runtime: 42:18 min. 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.

  • 11. Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

    Original air date: 04/03/2018 Runtime: 39:26 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2018 Runtime: 39:26 min. 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.

  • 12. The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain

    Original air date: 04/10/2018 Runtime: 42:09 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2018 Runtime: 42:09 min. 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.

  • 13. Shadow of Death: The Book of War

    Original air date: 04/17/2018 Runtime: 42:12 min.

    Original air date: 04/17/2018 Runtime: 42:12 min. While Tobias gathers his forces, the aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling in the season one finale.