Following the announcement of a full season order for BLACK LIGHTNING, the CW network has released the first full trailer for the upcoming show.
Positioned as a mid-season replacement show, it also comes hot on the heels of the surprising announcement that the show will not be a part of the Arrowverse that includes the shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. “We do not aim to do a five-way crossover,” commented CW President Mark Pedowitz. “BLACK LIGHTNING, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall….We’re going to have something very unique in Black Lightning.” It looks like the Multiverse is expanding.
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. 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, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.