Photos from new CW series "Black Lightning," the first series about an African-American superhero from the network, have fans amped up.
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, a high school principal whose secret identity is Black Lightning. He'd retired the super hero gig years before, but now a new threat from a gang called The One Hundred forces him to don the suit once again. The show premieres Tuesday, January 16.
Photos from the first episode show Williams on the job as Jefferson Pierce and Nafessa Williams as his daughter, Anissa, teaching a class.
FACT: @KRONDON looks absolutely fantastic as #TobiasWhale.— Andy Behbakht (@AndyBehbakht) November 29, 2017
FACT: #BlackLightning is without doubt going to quickly become one of my favorite #DCTV shows, as well as all-time favorite shows in general. Beyond thrilled for @CressWilliams to finally join the superhero action. pic.twitter.com/eu8KKvnPpx
So I got the chance to preview the first two episodes of #BlackLightning and this show tackles political,black,social justice issues, touches on self-hate in the black community, and features QUEER black women. You all better SHOW OUT for this show come January!!! pic.twitter.com/Q6zPs5hqcC— GET THIS MAN A SHIELD (@CheyenneYoutube) November 30, 2017