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The CW released their trailer focusing on the “Origin” of the character Black Lightning and it definitely pulls the viewer in. I can definitely connect to his need to leave everything behind so he can protect his family.

The official synopsis for the show is below:

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

via The CW

Cress Williams leads the cast as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning. The cast is rounded out by Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, James Remar, and Jill Scott.

Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c on The CW. Are you excited for the show? Make sure you watch the trailer below and let us know what you think.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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