The CW has offered up the scintillating first trailer for Mara Brock Ali and Salim Ali’s upcoming Black Lightning series. Lifted from the pages of Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden’s comic book series, Black Lightning tells the story of Jefferson Pierce, a once-iconic costumed crusader who decided to retire from the superhero scene soon after becoming a father. China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams will play Jefferson’s two daughters, Jennifer and Anissa, while we understand Christine Adams is attached to the part of his estranged wife, Lynn.
Here’s the official logline for Black Lightning: “He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer, hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”
CW’s head honcho Mark Pedowitz had this to say “We do not aim to do a five-way crossover. Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall.”