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[08/10/17 - 10:16 AM]
A Whale of a "Black Lightning" Villain
Warner Bros. Television announced today that they've cast Marvin "Krondon" James III in the pivotal role of Tobias Whale.

[07/23/17 - 12:34 PM]
Video: Comic-Con 2017 Confessional: DC Super Heroes - and Super-Villain
Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist are among those featured.

[07/22/17 - 05:19 PM]
James Remar and Damon Gupton Join Electrifying Cast of "Black Lightning"
They'll play Peter Gambi and Inspector Henderson, respectively.

[06/29/17 - 10:18 AM]
Warner Bros. Television Group Lets the Dogs Out - Along with 20 Fan-Favorite Series, All Heading to San Diego for Comic-Con International July 19-23
"The Big Bang Theory's" canine star, Cinnamon, will be participating in a special "paw-tograph" signing alongside cast and producers on Friday, July 21.

[05/18/17 - 09:51 AM]
Video: The CW's First Look Trailers for 2017-18
The network releases the sizzle reels for "Life Sentence," "Black Lightning," "Dynasty" and "Valor."

[05/18/17 - 05:00 AM]
The CW Announces 2017-18 Fall Schedule
New dramas "Valor" and "Dynasty" are set for Mondays and Wednesdays, respectively.

[05/10/17 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 10 - The CW Adds "Black Lightning," "Life Sentence" to Roster
The Warner Bros. Television-produced hours join the previously announced "Dynasty" and "Valor" from CBS Television Studios.

[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.

[03/10/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 10
Updates include: Michael Urie tapped as "Amy's Brother" for FOX; Romany Malco to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; and Christine Adams signs onto The CW's "Black Lightning."

[03/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 2
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" prequel finds its leads; Starz pulls out of "The One Percent"; and Alice Eve to star in "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.

[02/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Josh Thomas announces end of "Please Like Me"; ABC gives pilot order to Carol Burnett comedy; and Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers to look for "Salvation" at CBS.

[09/08/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
Updates include: J.J. Abrams, Meryl Streep to team for adaptation of Nathan Hill's "The Nix"; David Mackenzie to helm USA's "Damnation"; and Aasif Mandvi, Maya Kazan among latest cast in "World's End" at TBS.

[09/01/16 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: Lifetime pulls the plug on "Devious Maids"; Jeremy Davies boards "American Gods" at Starz; and Marque Richardson among latest cast in Netflix's "Dear White People."







BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
Premieres in Midseason 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2017) Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce's crime-fighting days are long behind him... or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns - to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Flash"), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil ("Being Mary Jane," "The Game," "Girlfriends"), and Sarah Schechter ("Arrow," "The Flash"). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
· Christine Adams as Lynn
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Berlanti Productions
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television