BLACK LIGHTNING Trailer Introduces Jefferson Pierce And His Family To The DC TV Universe

BLACK LIGHTNING Trailer Introduces Jefferson Pierce And His Family To The DC TV Universe

The CW has just debuted first teaser trailers for some of its upcoming shows, and among them is our first look at the network's latest DC TV series, Black Lightning. Check it out after the jump...

Following this morning's extended synopsis (see below), The CW has debuted the first trailer for their latest DC TV show, Black Lightning.

We begin with Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) putting the superhero life behind him to focus on being a husband and father - but the former crime-fighter can only stay out of trouble for so long before being dragged back onto the streets.

Check out the teaser, and let us know what you make of it.

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) 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. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. 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, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
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