Black Lightning Sends Shock Waves Through Comic-Con With Season 2 Trailer

by Joshua Raynor
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Black Lightning‘s first season ended with the Pierce family coming together to take down a major threat to the people of Freeland — and now we have an idea of what comes next.

At the panel for The CW series at San Diego Comic-Con today, fans were treated to an epic new sizzle reel showcasing some of the best moments of Black Lightning’s first season, hyping fans up for all of the action to come in the series’ second season. Check it out in the player above.

You can check out the official synopsis for Black Lightning‘s second season below:

Jefferson is not the only one with powers and multiple faces. His oldest daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) is a medical student, part-time teacher and dedicated social activist. She is also the super hero known as Thunder who possesses the ability to drastically increase her density, giving her invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Finally, Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited super powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) is Jefferson’s ex-wife but they are still very much in love in addition to sharing the load as co-parents. She’s also an accomplished medical researcher who is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family faces the challenges of the declined urban community that is the fictional city of Freeland, including corrupt officials and a menacing gang that calls itself The 100.

Worse, Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III), an infamous gangster, plagues this city and increasingly, metahumans with superpowers will prey upon the city, too. Fortunately, the family has allies in their fight, Jefferson’s surrogate father and a former covert superspy, Peter Gambi (James Remar), as well as Jefferson’s friend and neighbor, the committed and scrupulously honest Deputy Police Chief Henderson (Damon Gupton).

Black Lightning will return with new episodes on Tuesday, October 9th at 9/8c after The Flash on The CW.

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