Black Lightning

Black Lightning: Season 1

Berlanti Productions (2018)
Drama, Science Fiction, Action
USA | English | Color | 13h
6.5

Jefferson Pierce is 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 New Orleans 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. However, after too many nights of his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa and Jennifer grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn, suffered. 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 famil but also the soul of his community.


Cast View all

James Remar Peter Gambi
Cress Williams Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
Christine Adams Lynn Pierce
Damon Gupton Inspector William Henderson
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams Anissa Pierce / Thunder
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Tobias Whale
Marvin Jones Tobias Whale
Kyanna Simone Simpson Kiesha Henderson
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III Tobias Whale
Jill Scott Lady Eve
China Anne McClain Jennifer Pierce
Skye P. Marshall Kara Fowdy
William Catlett Lala

Crew View all

Writer Salim Akil
Producer Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, Sarah Schechter
Photography Scott Peck
Musician Kurt Farquhar

Episodes View details

1 The Resurrection 45 min | Jan 16, 2018

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, 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.

Director: Salim Akil
Writer: Salim Akil
Guest stars: Dabier, Skye P. Marshall, Will Catlett, Charlbi Dean, Roland S. Martin, Senator Nina Turner
2 LaWanda: The Book of Hope 45 min | Jan 23, 2018

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, Gambi 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.

Director: Oz Scott
Writer: Salim Akil, Charles D. Holland
Guest stars: Dabier, Jordan Calloway, Skye P. Marshall, Will Catlett, Charlbi Dean, Tracey Bonner, Clifton Powell
3 LaWanda: The Book of Burial 45 min | Jan 30, 2018

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.

Director: Mark Tonderai
Writer: Jan Nash
Guest stars: Jill Scott, Jordan Calloway, Charlbi Dean, Clifton Powell, Chantal Thuy
4 Black Jesus 45 min | Feb 06, 2018

Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.

Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Pat Charles
Guest stars: Jill Scott, Jordan Calloway, Skye P. Marshall, Edwina Findley, Jason Louder, Chantal Thuy
5 And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light 45 min | Feb 13, 2018

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.

Director: Rose Troche
Writer: Adam Giaudrone
Guest stars: Edwina Findley, Charlbi Dean, Antonio Fargas
6 Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder 45 min | Feb 20, 2018

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.

Director: Benny Boom
Writer: Charles Holland
Guest stars: Jill Scott, Jordan Calloway, Skye P. Marshall, Charlbi Dean
7 Equinox: The Book of Fate 45 min | Feb 27, 2018

Black Lightning’s pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.

Director: Billy Woodruff
Writer: Lamont Magee
Guest stars: Jill Scott, Edwina Findley, Will Catlett, Charlbi Dean, Tracey Bonner
8 The Book of Revelations 45 min | Mar 06, 2018

Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.

Director: Tanya Hamilton
Writer: Jan Nash
Guest stars: Gregg Henry, Will Catlett, Tracey Bonner
9 The Book of Little Black Lies 45 min | Mar 13, 2018

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.

Director: Tawnia McKernan
Writer: Keli Goff
Guest stars: Gregg Henry
10 Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption 45 min | Mar 20, 2018

Black Lightning 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.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Writer: Pat Charles
Guest stars: Gregg Henry, Dabier, Will Catlett, Skye P. Marshall, Jason Louder
11 Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion 45 min | Mar 26, 2018

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detecitve Henderson. Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.

Director: Michael Schultz
Writer: Melora Rivera
Guest stars: Skye P. Marshall
12 The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain 45 min | Apr 02, 2018

Tobias returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid.

Director: Oz Scott
Writer: Jan Nash, Adam Giaudrone
Guest stars: Gregg Henry, Jordan Calloway, Will Catlett, Skye P. Marshall, Charlbi Dean
13 Shadow of Death: The Book of War 45 min | Apr 09, 2018

The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.

Director: Salim Akil
Writer: Charles D. Holland
Guest stars: Gregg Henry, Jordan Calloway, Will Catlett, Charlbi Dean

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
883929642052 Blu-ray Disc A Jun 24, 2018 Blu-ray + Digital
883929642069 DVD 1 Jun 26, 2018