While we are still a little while away from the CW’s newest live-action superhero series, Black Lightning, which stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) as the titular superhero, we have been treated to an official new picture.
Black Lightning, which is bought to us by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow), is rumoured not to take place within the Arrowverse, although this has not been confirmed to be true quite yet.
Although Black Lightning is a metahuman with some pretty sweet powers, he also comes with a super cool, high-tech, bulletproof suit, which we can see him constructing in the new image released below.
About putting on the suit for the first time, Williams said: “It was pretty amazing,” adding, “when I put on the suit for the first time, I felt taller, I felt like I could go through walls. I was extremely excited.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Black Lightening, check out the synopsis below:
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 neighbourhood 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.
Produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Salim and Mara Brock Akil, Black Lighting is scheduled to air on TV screens in early 2018 on The CW.
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