Black Lightning - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Resurrection



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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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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?

April 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.

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

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

March 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.

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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

March 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.

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