Executive Producer Salim Akil who will writer and direct on the series shared this teaser poster and some comments on the series:
“I knew way too much about the world as a young boy growing up in Richmond, California. I was no stranger to violence, death, hopelessness or the feeling that no one cared about what was happening in my life,” “Comics were a great way for me to escape. I was about 13 when ‘Black Lightning’ was created, and finally there was a Black Super Hero that gave a damn about our neighborhood and our lives.”
The suit was designed by Costume Designers Guild Award nominee Laura Jean Shannon. Greg Berlanti will produce alongside Salim and Mara Brock Aki
“Black Lightning” stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning , Christine Adams as Jefferson Pierce’s ex-wife Lynn and Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain as their daughters Jennifer Pierce (aka Lightning) and Anissa Pierce (aka Thunder).
Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter 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.