The CW has released a new trailer for their upcoming Black Lightning series, which debuts next month. We get some new footage below, including Tobias Whale talking about the resurrection and how it’s bad for his business. We also learn that the world thought Black Lightning was dead. And from the scenes, it looks like he jumps back into action on a moment’s notice as we get to see him using his lightning powers while he’s in a tuxedo.
The series stars Cress Williams as former hero-turned-high school principal Jefferson Pierce, who gets pulled back into the fight, after nine years away, when those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred.
The series also stars Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale, Jill Scott as Lady Eve, Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi, James Remar as Peter Gambi, and Damn Gupton as Inspector Henderson. The show comes from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter is based on the DC Comic character created by artist Trevor Von Eeden and writer Tony Isabella in the pages of Black Lightning #1 (1977).
Black Lightning premieres on Tuesday, January 16th at 9 p.m. following the mid-season return of The Flash on the CW.