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“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 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 […]

[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 […]

5 Things We Want to See in Black Lightning Season 2

It’s the last day of June, and we’re already starting to get casting notices from some of the shows returning for another season. Some of the series we have a rough idea of what they have planned, while others are a completely open slate. Instead of giving you what we’d like the main plot to […]

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Black Lightning Season 1, Episode 11 Recap – Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

This article contains spoilers for the Black Lightning season 1 episode Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion. This episode picks up pretty quickly from the end of the last, wherein Martin Proctor (Gregg Henry) tells Kara Fowdy (Skye P. Marshall) that they believe Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is Black Lightning. She has a hard time believing […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Jefferson Finds a Secret He Didn’t Anticipate

The Flash may be going on hiatus, but Black Lightning is going strong with the story involving Gambi’s (James Remar) past and Alvin, Jefferson’s (Cress Williams) father. If the show continues on it’s current schedule, we should have new episodes straight through until April 17th, with the season finale airing the day after the return […]


Black Lightning Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Equinox – The Book of Fate

This article contains spoilers for the Black Lightning season one episode – Equinox: the Book of Fate. . . . . . Last night was was about the fallout from the week before. Everyone is at the tailor shop after Lynn (Christine Adams) was attacked and Jefferson (Cress Williams) ended up knocking out Anissa (Nafessa […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Learning to Use His Powers in a New Way

The Flash may be taking a couple weeks off, but Black Lightning is still hitting the streets and we have a new behind-the-scenes video for tonight’s episode, ‘And the Devil Brought the Plague: the Book of Green Light’. Executive producer Salim Akil takes us inside the episode as Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and Peter Gambi […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Green Light Hits the Streets Tonight

We have a new inside-the-episode video for tonight’s Black Lightning episode with executive producer Salim Akil talking about Black Jesus. We are introduced to the newest drug on the streets, Green Light, and it gives the person taking them super strength. This will put both Jefferson (Cress Williams) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) separately on the […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Will the Death of [Spoiler] Be One Too Many?

I am more than a little shocked that this is the scene from tonight’s episode of Black Lightning that the CW has released. It is a strong, powerful scene that addresses the decision Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has in front of him, to keep trying to repair the dream of a family and help the […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: A Spark of Hope Returns to Freeland

After a very well-received series premiere, tonight we get the second episode of Black Lightning, called LaWanda: The Book of Hope. With the rumor of Black Lightning’s return, hope starts to build again in the city of Freeland, but it’s not Jefferson’s (Cress Williams) plan to return to the suit again. He just wanted to […]