Black lightning season 1
ABOUT Black lightning season 1
Release Date: |January 16, 2018
|Year||:||16 July 2018|
|Distributor||:||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Fictional universe||:||DC Universe|
|TV network||:||The CW|
|Creators||:||Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden|
Black Lightning is confirmed for a 2018 release with over ten episodes for the first season. Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Black Lightning is an American television series coming in from The CW and it is the first superhero CW Tv Series to star an African American as the lead character. Developed by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, the TV Series stars Cress Williams as the main character. Having retired nine years ago from his role as a superhero “Black Lightning”, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) finds himself returning back to the dangerous role that he had left after witnessing a series of misfortunes that befell his family.
Known as “The One Hundred”, the gang is turning out to be as dangerous than anything as they pioneer in cultivating crimes and corruption in the neighborhood. Then, the superhero rises. Alongside Cress Williams, the series stars China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Nafessa Williams, Damon Gupton, James Remar, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III. The recurring characters include Edwina Findley, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Chantal Thuy, and Jill Scott as a guest character.
Characters & Roles
He stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, a superhero with the abilities to utilize and controlling electricity. He, later on, becomes a principal at a local charter high school, but quits after the events that befall his daughter and a new threat of a student being recruited by a local gang.
Starring as Anissa Pierce, Jefferson’s older daughter who is a medical student and also does a part-time job at Jefferson Pierce’s school.
China Anne McClain
She stars as Jefferson Pierce’s younger daughter who is independent, an outspoken-athlete with a wild streak of her own.
Adams stars as Lynn Pierce, Jefferson’s ex-wife.
Starring as Henderson a city detective inspector with the police who becomes an ally to Jefferson Pierce despite his role in the community. The two could form a stronger union to put down the evil that is rising up.
Remar stars as Peter Gambi, Jefferson Pierce’s old friend who transformed into being a father figure and a mentor to Jefferson and currently works as his tailor.
Marvin “Krondon” Jones III
Jones comes as Tobias Whale, a former politician who by corruption managed to attain better government positions, only to find his downfall through Alvin Pierce, who is Jefferson’ father. After being exiled for the murder of Alvin, Whale is now the leader of The One Hundred gang.
She stars as Tori Whale, Tobias Whale’s younger sister.
Kyanna Simone Simpson
Simpson stars as Kiesha, a daughter of Henderson and Jennifer Pierce’s best friend, who motivates Jennifer to challenge her ideal nature.
Thuy comes as Grace Choi, a bartender who wins the heart of Annisa.
Scott stars as Lady Eve an owner of a funeral parlor, but an intermediary between Tobias Whale and a secret group of corrupt leaders.
Note: The series isn’t connected to the Arrowverse much as it is to be aired on The CW and being created by Berlanti, Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW. According to the president in May, the series isn’t part of Arrowverse and it isn’t a crossover. Later on, the Akils stated that a crossover is possible and it was also confirmed from the horse’s mouth “ Mark Pedowitz” that if that’s what the showrunners intend to do, then let it be”.
Seasons & Episodes
A single season is so far confirmed with thirteen episodes. With the first episode coming as “Pilot”, it will serve as the landmark for the series that will drop early 2018. It is confirmed that the episode will drop in January, 16, 2018, and it is to be directed by Salim Akil and written by Mara Brock Akil in partnership with Salim Akil.
The second episode is titled “The Morning After” and it is intended to be released on January 23, 2018. The following episodes aren’t yet titled. The series is scheduled to be distributed by Warner Bros Television, and from the production companies; Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros Television, and Akil Productions.
The executive producers include; Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, and Sarah Schechter. The series is filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and its developments began September 2016. Initially, Mara Brock Akil with her husband, Salim Akil attained an idea of bringing Black Lightning series to light, but faced a barrier from Fox, explaining that the project couldn’t make it in the already overcrowded genre series like Black Lightning. After being presented to other networks, including The CW, The CW bought the project hence embarking on filming.