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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: 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 […]

Nafessa Williams Wants More Love Life in Black Lightning Season 2

The first season of Black Lightning focused a lot on the family and both Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) getting their powers. But the series also introduced the character of Grace Choi (Chantal Thuy), another hero from the comics who is in a romantic relationship with Thunder. They set up the possibility […]

Greg Berlanti Moderates Arrowverse Panel for OUT@WB, Celebrating Pride Month

One thing that can be said about the Arrowverse series of shows is that both cast and crew are very diverse in terms of women, minorities, and LGBTQ representation. That was evident again at a diversity panel hosted on the Warner Bros. lot recently by a group called OUT@WB. The panel was moderated by the […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Extended Trailer for Season Finale

The CW has released an extended trailer for the Black Lightning season finale, which will air on Tuesday at 9 p.m. The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero, high school principal, and father of two trying to do his best for the city of Freeland and reconnect with his ex-wife (Christine […]

Black Lightning Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: The Book of Revelations The Book of Revelations

Black Lightning Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: The Book of Revelations

This article contains spoilers for Black Lightning season 1, episode 8, ‘The Book of Revelations’. This was a bit of a different episode for Black Lightning. Being framed for the murder of Lady Eve (Jill Scott) and the cops with a shoot-to-kill mindset, Jefferson (Cress Williams) decides to take Anissa (Nafessa Williams) with him as part […]

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Black Lightning Season 1: Anissa and Jennifer Are on Very Different Paths

Earlier today we ran an article that showed a new promo trailer for Black Lightning, and it has a spoiler about Jennifer Pierce (China Ann McClain) and when she might follow her comic book counterpart and get super powers. Since the series showed us pretty early that Anissa (Nafessa Williams) was getting the powers and […]


Black Lightning Season 1: Big Time Spoilers in New Promo Trailer

It would seem kind of strange if a television series would just give away big upcoming moments in a trailer, but that is exactly what the CW has done with their new hit series Black Lightning. The series, based on the DC Comic Character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, tells the story […]

Black Lightning Season 1: Peter Gambi is Already Designing Thunder’s Suit

They shows us the suit pretty early on, but never said when we’d see it. And while it may or may not debut during tonight’s new Black Lightning, we know that Peter Gambi (James Remar) is already working on the designs for Anissa (Nafessa Williams) to suit up as Thunder. And since the clip below […]

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Black Lightning Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: ‘Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder’

This article contains spoilers for the Black Lightning season 1 episode ‘Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder’. There’s a lot of things going on in this episode, but we’ll start with Jennifer (China Ann McClain), who has mixed feelings about her relationship with Kahlil (Jordan Calloway). She wants to be there for him, but also […]