New Black Lightning Key Art From The CW New Black Lightning Key Art From The CW
The CW has released new key art for their upcoming Black Lightning TV series. New Black Lightning Key Art From The CW

The CW has added a little Thunder and Lightning to their Black Lightning promo art.

The network today has released a new version of the key art for the show, now featuring Jefferson Pierce’s two daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain). Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce a.k.a. Black Lightning.

You can see the promo art below. (Admittedly, we’re already over all the “lit” puns.)

Black Lightning

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Black Lightning -- Image BLK_S1_KeyArt.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Cress Williams as Black Lightning and China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce -- Photo: The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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 neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine year 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 Superhero 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.

Based on the characters from D.C., Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”) and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

Craig Byrne

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