Get to Know the Cast of Black Lightning with these New Character Posters!

The CW has released some absolutely fantastic character posters for the main cast of their hit television series Black Lightning. If you haven’t checked out the show yet, then you are missing out on one of the best CW DC Comics shows.

While the show isn’t in the “Arrowverse”, there is no doubt that with its success, a crossover is on the table. Similar to Supergirl, which exists in another dimension, Black Lightning also is in its on “dimension”.

Check out the fantastic character posters below!

Black Lightning

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLE_BLACKLIGHTNING.jpg — Pictured: Cress Williams as Black Lightning — Photo: Marc Hom/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Anissa Pierce

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_ANISSA.jpg — Pictured: Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Peter Gambi

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_GAMBI.jpg — Pictured: James Remar as Gambi — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Inspector Bill Henderson

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_HENDERSON.jpg — Pictured: Damon Gupton as Inspector Bill Henderson — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Jefferson Pierce

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_Jefferson.jpg — Pictured: Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce — Photo: Marc Hom/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Jennifer Pierce

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_JENNIFER.jpg — Pictured: China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce — Photo: Marc Hom/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Lady Eve

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_LADY_EVE.jpg — Pictured: Jill Scott as Lady Eve — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Lynn Pierce

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_LYNN.jpg — Pictured: Christine Adams as Lynn — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Tobias Whale

 

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Black Lightning — Image BLK_SINGLES_TOBIAS.jpg — Pictured: Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias — Photo: Mark Hill/The CW — © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

About Black Lightning:

Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce and Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce. The show is set to premiere Tuesday, January 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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.”

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