The CW released the newest trailer for the upcoming DC Entertainment superhero series Black Lightning, which features Jefferson Pierce played by Cress Williams, as a retired superhero who returns to protect his family and his city from the growing threat of criminals and corruption.
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.
Black Lightning premieres Tuesday, January 16 at 9 pm on The CW.