cress williams

Sins of the Father

"Black Lightning" Star Cress Williams Confirms "Crisis" Crossover Appearance

Now that we find ourselves in August and creeping ever so cloer to the fall, now's a good time to update ourselves on pre-season news before the CW's "Arrowverse" shows return. With Arrow shuffling off the network's programming coil after an abbreviated eighth season (making The Flash the "elder states-show" of the "Arrowverse"), Ruby Rose-starrer […]

'Black Lightning' Review: "Just and Unjust" Shows (Super) Power of Grief [SPOILERS]

In this week's new episode of the CW's Black Lightning, the Pierce family is back this week–united by grief over the death of Khalil but still facing the pressures attempting to tear Freeland apart. We also find out more about the pod people Tobias stole, international intrigue from Markovia, relationship troubles for Anissa, and a […]

Black Lightning s02e01 Recap: Tense Season Premiere, Timely Social Commentary

The second season premiere of the CW's Black Lightning definitely proved two things: there's no rest for the wicked- or the heroic; and that sometimes doing the right thing can lead to some very wrong things. Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa Pierce aka Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and the rest of "Team Lightning" […]


Black Lightning Season 2: Guess Who's Back? CW Offers a Reminder

With Black Lightning set to return to the CW tonight after a well-received first season, the stakes are much higher (and deadlier) heading into season 2 – especially for the Pierce family. Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa Pierce aka Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and the rest of "Team Lightning" are going to have a lot more than […]

Black Lightning Season 2: Nafessa Williams Talks Thunder's Role; Familiar Faces Return

With Black Lightning returning to the CW next month after a first season that was highly praised by fans and critics alike, the stakes are much higher heading into season 2 – not just for the series, but for the Pierce family. Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and Thunder/Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) are back keeping […]

[BREAKING] Painkiller to Become Regular Cast Member in Black Lightning Season 2 [SDCC]

Breaking out of San Diego Comic-Con, Painkiller is to become a regular cast member in Black Lightning season 2. Painkiller, played by actor Jordan Calloway, is an adaptation of a villain from Black Lightning comics. This was announced at the Warner Bros. panel at SDCC. In the first season, Painkiller, aka Khalil Payne (interestingly, the comic version of […]

Black Lightning Season 2: Will Jefferson Pierce Need a New Job?

A lot happened near the end of Black Lightning season 1, including Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) being framed for selling drugs, which led right into the season finale. We don't see if he is reinstated as the principal of Garfield High. There are some other threads that were left open, like Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and […]

Black Lightning Season 2: Are Jefferson and Lynn Really Back Together?

By the end of season 1 of Black Lightning, it appears that Jefferson (Cress Williams) and Lynn (Christine Adams) have worked through their differences and she is more accepting of him being a superhero again, especially with both of their daughters now having powers. But that may not be nearly as safe of an assumption […]

black lightning arrowverse

The CW to Rebroadcast Black Lightning Season 1 Starting Tonight

If you haven't watched the first season of Black Lightning, you really should. It hands down is one of the best new series of the 2017-2018 season, and The CW is trying very hard to give you every opportunity to watch. You can stream the series on Netflix, watch some of it on The CW […]

The CW Releases Black Lightning Season 2 Image, Season 1 Sizzle Reel

During the CW's Upfronts presentation on Thursday, much of the cast of Black Lightning hit the stage to promote the series upcoming second season and to celebrate its critically acclaimed first run. Included on the stage were Cress Williams, who plays Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning; Christina Adams, who plays Lynn Pierce; Nafessa Williams, who plays Anissa […]