Watch the First Trailer For The New DC Series BLACK LIGHTNING
The CW has released the first trailer for their new DC series Black Lightning. The only DC shows that I watch right now are The Flash and Supergirl. I lost interest in Arrow and couldn't get past the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow. I wasn't sure what to expect from Black Lightning, as he's not a character that I'm really not all that familiar with. However, after watching this trailer, I'm super excited about the new series. I like the concept and it seems to tell a powerful superhero story with interesting characters. Here's the synopsis:
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) 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 with 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 (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), 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 family, but also the soul of his community.
Black Lightning will have a midseason premiere. Watch the trailer and let us know if it's a show you'll be tuning in to watch.