The CW released a new poster that contains key art for their upcoming series, Black Lightning. The key art features the entire Pierce family unit, with Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain flanking Cress Williams. Family is an important theme in this upcoming series, so it is nice to see the promotional material heavily featuring that.
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.
The series will premiere on Tuesday, January 16 at 9/8c on The CW. It’ll air right after The Flash. Are you excited for the show? Let us know what you think about the key art and also watch the trailer below that was released last week.