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Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.
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Which Arrowverse Heroes Would Swear, If Their Shows Were on DC Universe?

What if Arrow‘s titular vigilante scolded scalawags by growling, “You have failed this f–king city!”? What if The Flash‘s Cisco greeted the latest Wells doppelganger by groaning, “Great. Another f–king a–hole.” We never hear such expletives uttered by the heroes (or villains) of broadcast-TV’s Arrowverse slate, which also includes Supergirl, Legends of To... more Comments

Black Lightning Recap: Tobias Drops a Bombshell! And Is [Spoiler] a Meta?!

Chapter Five of Black Lightning’s “Book of Occupation” is appropriately titled “Requiem for Tavon,” because the episode tells part of his story — that of a young man falsely identified as a meta, who loves his parents, and has dreams as big as the constellations his dad told him about. The episode also weaves in surprising revelations about other characters, their covert plans, and their motives…. Blackbird’s Win... more Comments

'Black Lightning' Adds Wayne Brady as the Villain Gravedigger

“Black Lightning” is adding Wayne Brady in a very non-Wayne Brady type role (unless you’re a fan of “Chappelle Show” that is). The “Whose Line is It Anyway” star and “Let’s Make a Deal” host is coming aboard the CW series as the DC Comics villain “Gravedigger.” The character, who will make his first appearance in an episode that will air in early 2020, goes by the real name of Tyson “Gravedigger” Sykes. H... more Comments

Wayne Brady to Recur on 'Black Lightning' Season 3

Wayne Brady is going to have to get his lines straight. The comedian, known for his work on the improvisational comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” has joined the cast of the CW series “Black Lightning” for season 3. Brady is set in a recurring role and will first appear on the show in early 2020. He will play Tyson “Gr... more Comments

Black Lightning Adds Wayne Brady as WWII Supersoldier 'Gravedigger'

Wayne Brady will be looking to make a deal with the metahumans of Freeland, in a recurring role on The CW’s Black Lightning. TVLine has learned that the game show host and Emmy-winning Whose Line Is It Anyway? improv artist is set to play the DC Comics character of Tyson “Gravedigger” Sykes, who will first air in early 2020. Black Lightning just this week kick... more Comments

Black Lightning Season 3 Premiere Recap: Fractured Family

As the show’s theme song proclaims, “Black Lightning’s back!” Well, kinda…. The Season 3 premiere, titled “The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of the Blackbird,” finds our aforementioned superhero (and Lynn!) in ASA custody, Jennifer without parental supervision, and Anissa employing her second alter ego to help Freeland’s metas — all while the Markovians take steps in preparation for war. Held Capti... more Comments

BLACK LIGHTNING To Now Premiere Monday, October 7

The third season premiere of The CW Network’s electrifying hit series BLACK LIGHTNING will move to an earlier premiere date, now on Monday, October 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), paired with the second season debut of ALL AMERICAN. Initially, BLACK LIGHTNING was slated to premiere Monday, October 21 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Producti... more Comments

Black Lightning Finale Recap: Power Outage — Plus, Season 3 Foe Revealed!

Season 2 of Black Lightning unspooled so many storylines and uncorked many character arcs that the show seemed a bit disjointed at times. Monday’s season finale, though, tried to tie up all the loose ends — and throw in a few surprises along the way. The Doctor Is Out As Gambi rushes to J... more Comments

Black Lightning Fall Finale Recap: The Kids Aren't Alright

Love on the Run The episode begins with Jennifer and Khalil taking refuge from her family and from Cutter in a barn. They not only need a place to hide, but also a place for Khalil to rest and heal from the poisoned blade Cutter used to attack him; his wound looks infected, and he looks clammy and weak. Jennifer briefly leaves Khalil to go to the hospital and get supplies. When she is unable to figure out a computer password, she zaps it to get to the meds and flees, almost bumping into her father and sister. Jennifer gives K... more Comments

Black Lightning Casts Living Single Vet as Super-Powered Therapist

Black Lightning is booking some couch time with Living Single alumna Erika Alexander: The actress will recur during Season 2 of the CW series as Perenna, a telepathic therapist who comes to the aid of a Pierce family member, TVLine has learned. Perenna will try to help Jennifer — who, last season, discovered she has abilities like her father and sister — acclimate to her manifesting powers and the emotions that go along with them. While her dad and sis hav... more Comments

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