Black Lightning: Season 1 (2018)

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Black Lightning

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Black Lightning doesn't reinvent superhero TV, but it does give the genre a necessary jolt with real-world plots, scary new villains, and a star-making performance from Cress Williams.

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Critic Ratings: 194

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Air date: Jan 16, 2018

Retired vigilante Jefferson Pierce gets pulled back into fighting crime as his alter ego Black Lightning.

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Air date: Jan 23, 2018

The community starts to suspect that Black Lightning may have returned; Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision; Gambi urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2018

Jefferson Pierce wants to know if the community could survive without Black Lightning's help; Anissa comes into her own; Jennifer makes a revelation to her parents.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2018

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

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Air date: Feb 13, 2018

An unexpected phone call prompts Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father; Anissa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences; Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2018

Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer; Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails; Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices; Gambi begs Lynn for help.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2018

Black Lightning's pursuit of Tobias continues; Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2018

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

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Air date: Mar 20, 2018

After the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name and hunt down those involved in the death of his father.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2018

Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children; Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position; Jefferson begins to view things differently.

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Cast & Crew

Cress Williams
Jefferson Pierce

Actor
China Anne McClain
Jennifer Pierce

Actor
Nafessa Williams
Anissa Pierce

Actor
Christine Adams
Lynn Stewart

Actor
James Remar
Peter Gambi

Actor
Marvin "Krondon" Jones III
Tobias Whale

Actor
Damon Gupton
Bill Henderson

Actor
Gregg Henry
Martin Proctor

Guest Star
Jill Scott
Lady Eve

Guest Star
Dabier
Will

Guest Star
Skye P. Marshall
Kara Fowdy

Guest Star
Jordan Calloway
Khalil Payne

Guest Star
William Catlett
Lala

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Charlbi Dean Kriek
Syonide

Guest Star
Edwina Findley
Tori

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Amanda Davis
Joan Lincoln

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Tracey Bonner
Lawanda White

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Anthony Reynolds
Deputy Chief Cayman

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Eric Mendenhall
Joey Toledo

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Kyanna Simone Simpson
Kiesha

Guest Star
Mara Brock Akil
Executive Producer
Salim Akil
Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Oz Scott
Director
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Audience Reviews for Black Lightning: Season 1

  • Dec 22, 2021
    I always remembered this season as being mediocre at best. I was wrong. My most recent watch of the show changed my mind or was more accurate to the true quality of the show. The first half of the season was very slow and sometimes hard to watch but the back half was great, outside of one episode where jefferson pierce himself is getting framed. Corrupt cops are clichey and the story went too fast and it wasent realistic on a show that try its best to stay grounded on a world where we have meta humans. Lynn started off as being one of the most annoying female character in the arrowverse and by the end of the season shes much more interresting and she got more then only one dimension. The show is well written, for the most of it, the weakness rely on its lack of action and moments we can remember. I did watch the season as it came out but i never really felt the need to go back and watch again until i decided to cover the show on my YouTube channel. As i was watching on my 2nd watch, i felt like i was watching for the first time a few episodes since nothing really stand out. The show is average but easy to forget since nothing is really unique about the show. Tobias whale have charisma but hes not the best vilain of all, hes very one dimensionnal and sometimes hes hard to take seriously because he speak and act like a comic book character. People keep coming back from the deads, leaving the viewer not feeling any tension anymore. Music and fights are both really good. Actors are good. Writters are good, despite some flaws here and there. Rough start if you expect flashy action and flashy powers each single week, you won't have that all the time.
  • Oct 30, 2021
    Me fue largaaaa y su final no la comprendí
  • Oct 29, 2021
    The show could have been great but as typical with thecw they put to much political woke propaganda in it. Probably the reason behind why it ended up getting cancelled.
  • Oct 15, 2021
    My friends was telling me it was good, and after the show 1st year I sat down and watch it, and it was okay.
  • Jul 03, 2021
    This show had some potential, but what totally turned me off was that BL and his wife are absolute asshole-parents who behave like their their teenage daughters are their serfs. It is ironic that a show that is meant to be emancipatory manages to the most reactionary piece of shit to hit netflix in years.
  • Jun 29, 2021
    Very possibly the worst TV show ever made. Dreadful acting.. terrible fight scenes.. woeful.. just woeful
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Do we watch same episodes? This is bad and disconnected that i lost interest in first 2 ep.but i pushed to the end and i can say its NO GOOD
  • Feb 03, 2021
    If you want a all black cast super hero show this is your only option. That is its only strength and there is something to be said for being the only game in town.
  • Nov 13, 2020
    Season 1 does a perfect job in establishing the show.
  • Aug 11, 2020
    The writers are more worried about the political message than the show. Its a shame because it had great potential.

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