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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “Equinox: The Book of Fate”

Season 1, Episode 7 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Tobias tries to frame Jefferson for Lady Eve’s death. In the wake of discovering Anissa has powers, Jeff and Lynn figure out what to do next.

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“Black Lightning” Star Breaks Down That Shocking Death and Return (SPOILERS)

black lightning “Our show is a bit quirky, so we always jokingly say ‘nobody’s ever really dead…” Cress Williams told reporters following a screening of this week’s episode.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder”

Season 1, Episode 15 – Jefferson hunts down Tobias Whale for revenge, and Gambi moves to stop him. Meanwhile, Anissa gets involved with a protest, and comes clean about her powers.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light”

Season 1, Episode 5 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Jefferson discovers that Tobias Whale is behind green light. Anissa, meanwhile, digs up a family secret.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “Black Jesus”

Season 1, Episode 4 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Freeland reels over Khalil’s fate. When a new street drug hits Garfield High, Jefferson goes underground to stop it.

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The Superhero of Primetime: Why The CW’s “Black Lightning” May Be the Most Important Series on TV

black lightning“It’s almost subversive, the way that the Akils and fellow EP Greg Berlanti have so deftly disguised such a hard-hitting and political series as a mere superhero piece, utilizing the conventions of the genre to progress a much more powerful message,” writes Neil Turitz.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: ” LaWanda: The Book of Burial”

Season 1, Episode 3 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Freeland’s citizens stand up and march against the 100 Gang, while Jefferson watches over. Anissa continues to explore her powers and Jennifer decides to have sex.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “Lawanda: The Book of Hope”

Season 1, Episode 2 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Jefferson continues his new fight to save his city after a local mother is killed. Jennifer, meanwhile, starts to drink.

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BLACK LIGHTNING Review: “The Resurrection”

Season 1, Episode 1 – In the series debut of Black Lightning, Jefferson Pierce is the principal of a successful high school but is forced to assume the alter ego he left behind when his daughters’ lives are at risk.

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“Black Lightning” Showrunner on Why He Didn’t Want to Tell an Origin Story

black lightning “I’m sure if I had done it in an origin story, you know what people would say? ‘Eh, it’s another fucking origin story,'” Salim Akil tells Tracking Board about his new CW superhero series.

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“Black Lightning” Creator Wants People of All Ages to Use Their Voice

black lightning tca“At some point we can’t just keep sitting on the sidelines and hoping to enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor or being led by other people’s greed. [Activism] is not just for the young people to do,” says executive producer Mara Brock Akil.

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Crime Fighting is a Family Affair in Latest “Black Lightning” Trailer (Video)

LightningExcerpt The latest trailer showcases a little more of Pierce’s daughters, as they begin to uncover that superpowers run in the family.

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“Black Lightning” Set for January Premiere on The CW

black lightning banner The network’s newest DC superhero will make his debut following The Flash. Midseason return dates for all other shows have been revealed as well.

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“Black Lightning” Adds Chantal Thuy as Bisexual DC Comic Book Superhero Grace Choi

The actress will recur in multiple episodes and play the love interest to Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams).

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“Black Lightning” Adds Jill Scott in Villainous Role of Lady Eve

Singer and actress joins the cast of The CW superhero drama series as DC comic book villain opposite Cress Williams’ titular vigilante

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CW’s “Black Lightning” Casts Rapper Krondon as Villain Tobias Whale

black lightning krondon small The CW’s newest superhero series has cast its Tobias Whale. Black Lightning will premiere in midseason on The CW.

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“Black Lightning” Adds 2 New Series Regulars

black lightning casting small James Remar and Damon Gupton are joining new CW comic book series Black Lightning as series regulars, executive producers announced during the show’s panel at the San Diego Comic Con Saturday.

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The CW Unveils “Black Lightning”, “Life Sentence”, “Dynasty”, and More First Looks for Fall (Video)

black lightning first lookThis past television season, The CW premiered new series No Tomorrow, Frequency, Riverdale, and CBS series Supergirl joined the schedule for its second season. The network took a pretty similar approach with their choices this year with Life Sentence, Valor, Dynasty, and Black Lightning.

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: CW Dramas

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With last year’s pilots Frequency and No Tomorrow both unlikely to see renewals, The CW is looking for a big hit that isn’t attached to the DC universe and can add to the critical clout they’ve gained with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin. See what’s next for the CW in our preview of their 2017 drama pilots.

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“Black Lightning” Pilot Adds Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain

williams-mcclain-excerptThe pilot for CW’s forthcoming adaptation of Black Lightning has struck Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain with key roles. The two will join Cress Williams who was recently announced as the star of the superhero pilot from DC TV maestro Greg Berlanti and written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

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The CW Taps Cress Williams as Lead For “Black Lightning”

cress-williams-excerptThe CW’s adaptation of Black Lightning is getting charged up as it has found its lead in Cress Williams. The Hart of Dixie alum will play the titular DC superhero in Greg Berlanti’s pilot written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

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The CW Greenlights “Black Lightning” Pilot from Greg Berlanti

black lightning excerptGreg Berlanti has landed his fourth pilot order with Black Lightning. The series, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was set up at The CW after a bidding war between multiple networks.

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Greg Berlanti Superhero Drama “Black Lightning” Lands at Fox

black-lightning-excerpt Last week, we reported that Greg Berlanti and the husband and wife team of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil had teamed up to develop a drama series based on the DC superhero Black Lightning at Warner Bros. TV. Now the series has landed at Fox with a pilot production commitment.

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Greg Berlanti, Mara Brock Akil, And Salim Akil Developing DC Superhero Series “Black Lightning”

black-lightning-excerptThe DC television universe is about to get a surge new energy from a brand new superhero. Greg Berlanti and the husband and wife team of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil are teaming up to develop a drama series based on the DC superhero Black Lightning.

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BLACK LIGHTNING (SALES)

Logline: A college student buys a second hand car that turns out to have magical powers: it can fly, and turns him into a superhero who must protect the city.

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