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Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community.

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Series Cast

  1. Cress Williams

    Cress Williams

    Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning

    45 Episodes

  2. China Anne McClain

    China Anne McClain

    Jennifer Pierce

    45 Episodes

  3. Christine Adams

    Christine Adams

    Lynn Pierce

    45 Episodes

  4. Nafessa Williams

    Nafessa Williams

    Anissa Pierce / Thunder

    45 Episodes

  5. Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III

    Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III

    Tobias Whale

    45 Episodes

  6. Damon Gupton

    Damon Gupton

    Bill Henderson

    45 Episodes

  7. James Remar

    James Remar

    Peter Gambi

    45 Episodes

  8. Jordan Calloway

    Jordan Calloway

    Khalil Payne, Khalil Payne / Painkiller

    32 Episodes

  9. Chantal Thuy

    Chantal Thuy

    Grace Choi

    19 Episodes

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Current Season

Black Lightning

Season 3

2019 | 16 Episodes

Season 3 of Black Lightning premiered on October 7, 2019.

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Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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