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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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Reflecting on Luke Cage, the Pioneering Black Superhero, and His Lasting Legacy

The science on what exactly happened Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 -- the day Marvel's Luke Cage hit Netflix -- is fuzzy, but whether due to a glitch or overwhelming demand, Netflix undoubtedly went down the day after Season 1 of the superhero drama was released. Netflix never gave an official explanation for the oopsie, but it doesn't matter: In contemporary black mythology, Luke Cage broke Netflix that fall day, just like John Henry was a real man a... more Comments

Black Lightning Season 3 Finale Recap: Pit Boss - Plus, What Threats Will Haunt the Pierces in Season 4?

Black Lightning and his superfriends/family fought a battle on multiple fronts in the CW series’ Season 3 finale. Once the dust cleared, who didn’t make it out alive? Who landed in a coma? And who was left for dead? To recap: After besting (and nearly microwaving!) Black Lightning while his men hauled a KO’d Jennifer away, Gravedigger made a beeline for The Pit. And though Erica, Gardner and some scrappy Freelanders attempted to guard the facility’s entrance, Gravedi... more Comments

Black Lightning Just Lit Up the TV With a Crossover-Caliber Team-Up Episode

The CW’s Black Lightning this Monday lit up the screen with an action-packed team-up episode that nearly rivaled any of the group fights in your typical, well-hyped Arrowverse crossover episode. Leading up to the mission to rescue Lynn from the Markovian compound where she was being forced to create meta-stabilizing serums, you got the sense that this team-up could be something special, especially when the likes of Grace and Khalil got enlisted. And ye... more Comments

TVLine's Performer of the Week: Marina Squerciati

THE PERFORMER | Marina Squerciati THE SHOW | Chicago P.D. THE EPISODE | “I Was Here” (Feb. 5, 2020) THE PERFORMANCE |... more Comments

Black Lightning: Original Cast Member Damon Gupton Out Ahead of Season 4

Black Lightning has struck down an original cast member. Damon Gupton, who has played Inspector Bill Henderson since the CW series’ January 2018 debut, announced on Twitter on Sunday that his run has ended. “And that’s a wrap. My final night on the set of @blacklightning,” he wrote, alongside a picture of his chair on-set (embedded below). “In December before X-mas I was told Chief Henderson is not in the plans for Season 4 and that I would be ... more Comments

CW Renews Riverdale, Batwoman, Roswell, Black Lightning Plus 9 Others

The CW is kicking the new year off with a (renewal) bang, picking up additional seasons of 13 (!!!) current series — basically its entire lineup. The list of shows confirmed to return for the 2020-21 TV season includes The Flash (Season 7), Riverdale (Season 5),Supergirl (Season 6),... more Comments

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Recap: A Rewritten Destiny Brings Another Superhero Death

Tuesday night was the official midpoint of the ambitious “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossovers, with an episode of “The Flash” that also marked the final episode of the year for the DC series. As such, it was as full of Easter eggs, plot twists, and a whole lot of… well, crisis. But first a special cameo, this time by Ashley Scott as “Birds of Prey’s” Huntress. She barely had time to appear on-screen before New Gotham and the rest of Earth-203 blew to ... more Comments

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

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