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.
The series is from the married writing-and-directing team Being Mary Jane."
Photos from the first episode show Williams on the job as Jefferson Pierce and Nafessa Williams as his daughter, Anissa, teaching a class.
— Black Lightning (@blacklightning) November 29, 2017
— M'Baku Of The Jabari???? (@JerrellZod) November 28, 2017
FACT: @KRONDON looks absolutely fantastic as #TobiasWhale.
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
— Andy Behbakht (@AndyBehbakht) November 29, 2017
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