Black Lightning trailer

When The CW formed from the ashes of UPN and The WB, who would have thought that the fledgling network would become the go-to channel for live-action superhero television shows? Since Smallville, the network has expanded its roster to include Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, and now there’s a new hero in town: Black Lightning.

The first look trailer for the new series has just dropped, and…slowly puts on sunglasses…it’s electric.
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black lightning series

DC Comics fans are getting inundated from all sides — the DC Extended Universe is going full-steam ahead with the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League movies this year, and The CW superhero universe (or the Arrowverse or the Berlanti-verse, whatever you like to call it) just keeps getting bigger.

Adding to their highly successful line-up of superhero shows, which already includes Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, The CW has picked up Black Lightning, based off the comic book starring one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes.

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Black Lightning TV Series

Hart of Dixie actor Cress Williams has been cast as Black Lightning in the CW’s new DC superhero pilot. Learn more about the Cress Williams Black Lightning casting after the jump.
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