The Resurrection
Black Lightning Season 1



Critic Ratings: 11
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Episode Info

A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers in the series premiere.


Cress Williams
as Jefferson Pierce
Nafessa Williams
as Anissa Pierce
China Anne McClain
as Jennifer Pierce
James Remar
as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton
as Henderson
Marvin Jones III
as Tobias Whale
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Critic Reviews for The Resurrection

The CW's latest superhero show made an impressive debut that suggests it could be one of the new standard bearers of the genre.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Considering how fully-formed the premiere is, I wouldn't bet against the show-there's a good chance that The CW has yet another hit on its hands. Freeland needs Black Lightning, and so do we.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It felt like the show was engaging in the kind of thoughtful inside the community conversations I've been hearing my entire life, the ones that some wrongly argue never occur.

Aug 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A new female superhero. A black female superhero. A lesbian superhero. A black lesbian superhero. On network television.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Lightning feels like a prestige drama as much as a superhero show, with a bunch of kick-ass action baked in. What's not to like?

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Resurrection" was a fantastic opening hour for the series, one that shows just how intelligent and complicated Black Lightning aspires to be. It's not a regular superhero show. That's a good thing.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Compared to every other comic book show currently airing on television, Black Lightning stands out as the most unique and potentially the most daring.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Black Lightning is the rare narrative that gives a black man, and the black community around him, centre stage.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Lightning doesn't redefine the superhero genre, but it does do an excellent job of grounding its characters in a realistic world where the weight of their decisions feels more important than those of the other live-action DC shows.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Resurrection" was a solid opening episode of this new drama series. It's unlike anything The CW has ever aired, and it's fascinating.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With one episode, Black Lightning has discussed gang violence, police brutality, sex trafficking, corruption, and generational divides in activism. Let's see what the second episode has to bring.

Mar 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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