Black Lightning S2 |OT| The Second Coming


Oct 25, 2017

Season 1 Sizzle | Guess Who's Back

Main Cast
Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III as Tobias Whale
China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce
Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson
James Remar as Peter Gambi
Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller

Recurring or Guest Stars
Erika Alexander as Perenna


Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man with many faces. He is a former Olympic athlete, respected educator and a father of two. He is also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland with the ability to sense and harness electricity.

Jefferson is not the only one with powers and multiple faces. His oldest daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) is a medical student, part-time teacher and dedicated social activist. She is also the super hero known as Thunder who possesses the ability to drastically increase her density, giving her invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Finally, Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited super powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) is Jefferson’s ex-wife but they are still very much in love in addition to sharing the load as co-parents. She’s also an accomplished medical researcher who is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family faces the challenges of the declined urban community that is the fictional city of Freeland, including corrupt officials and a menacing gang that calls itself The 100.

Worse, Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III), an infamous gangster, plagues this city and increasingly, metahumans with superpowers will prey upon the city, too. Fortunately, the family has allies in their fight, Jefferson’s surrogate father and a former covert superspy, Peter Gambi (James Remar), as well as Jefferson’s friend and neighbor, the committed and scrupulously honest Deputy Police Chief Henderson (Damon Gupton).


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Oct 27, 2017
Yes, they are still separate from the other Arrowverse shows and Earth's... for now, mwahahahhahahaaha!!!

Septimus Prime

Oct 25, 2017
Imagine if they went ahead and just made Tobias the villain for the entire series. It would avoid so many problems that the other DC shows encountered.


Oct 25, 2017
Speed Force
You have James Remar’s character name wrong in the cast list, it’s spelled “White Joe”

Otherwise great stuff


Oct 25, 2017
Speed Force
Also here's the synopsis for tonight, the trend of wordy episode titles continues...

#2.01 "The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies"

ROBERT TOWNSEND, BILL DUKE AND ANGELA RYE GUEST STAR – Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family may have survived Tobias’s (Marvin Jones III) attack, but they’re not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield’s students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank (guest star Robert Townsend) to sway the vote. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a new way to give back to Freeland. Lastly, Lynn (Christine Adams) continues her quest much to the dismay of Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke). Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. The episode was directed and written by Salim Akil (#201).