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In this superhero series, a former vigilante superhero comes out of retirement when his daughter is lured into a street gang. He doesn't want to start fighting crime again, but he sees no other way to protect his family. The series is part of the stable of DC Comics series on The CW.

Black Lightning is a Action & Adventure, Crime series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on January 16, 2018. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Black Lightning is available for streaming on the The CW website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Lightning on demand at The CW Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes, The CW online.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on The CW
3 Seasons, 46 Episodes
January 16, 2018
Action & Adventure, Crime
6.1/10
Cast: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams
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  • Black Lightning faces off against Gravedigger.

  • After learning that Gravedigger and the Markovians are coming to attack Freeland, the Pierce family prepares for war.

  • As the battle continues, old alliances are revisited and new alliances forged.

  • Black Lightning and his team descend upon Markovia on a mission to rescue Lynn who finds herself in even more trouble when she meets Gravedigger, a metahuman on the Markovian side.

  • Jefferson and Anissa join forces with the ASA to help one of their own. Meanwhile, Lynn is forced to continue battling her demons.

  • Jefferson, Anissa and Jennifer discover that the ASA is now hunting the entire Pierce family. Meanwhile, Lynn does the unthinkable.

  • Jefferson navigates his new reality following the events of the Crisis, and Lynn's determination to save the meta kids deepens her troubles. Meanwhile, Anissa/Blackbird faces new challenges. Lastly, Jennifer's bond with Brandon begins to grow.

  • The Pierce family fears for Jennifer's life.

  • Black Lightning goes up against the ASA. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to manipulate Lynn.

  • Anissa and Jefferson have a heart-to-heart and she tells him she needs Black Lightning's help in escorting meta refugees out of the perimeter. Meanwhile, Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the Pit. Lastly, Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.

  • Jefferson, is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa's commitment to Grace is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.

  • Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa's identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer.

  • Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken.

  • When Lynn learns that Jefferson brokered a deal with Agent Odell without consulting her first, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Meanwhile, Anissa and Grace have an emotional encounter.

  • With Freeland under full-blown occupation, the Pierce family gets pulled in different directions. Jefferson and Lynn find themselves at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Anissa rebels as Blackbird while Jennifer feels powerless despite having powers.

  • We find Jefferson Pierce like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi.

  • In the Season 2 finale, Lynn goes head to head with Dr. Jace once and for all. Meanwhile, Gambi risks his life to save Jennifer. Lastly, Tobias makes a major move to cripple Freeland and kill Black Lightning, requiring the superhero family to step up like never before.

  • Lynn counsels former pod kid, Wendy, in how to live in a world that's new to her, but the fate of the other pod kids remains in doubt. Meanwhile, Anissa figures out Grace's secret. Lastly, Jefferson tries to install a superhero code for his metahuman offspring, but Jennifer insists on taking revenge on Tobias for her boyfriend's death.

  • Looking for answers, a worried Anissa sets out to find Grace.

  • Lynn works on two of the pod kids in a segregated safe room. Meanwhile, Jennifer plots revenge and Jefferson receives some interesting news. Lastly, Anissa makes a shocking discovery.

  • Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, an electricity-wielding superhero who just wants to take care of his family.

  • Jefferson suspects that Tobias is behind a recent malicious attack. He brings this news to Henderson but doesn't get the answer he was looking for. Meanwhile, Lynn is confronted by her past.

  • After Jennifer and Khalil escape, they take refuge in a barn and Jennifer desperately tries to save a now feverish Khalil, who has grown worse from Cutter’s poisonous blade.

  • The Pierce family is reeling in the wake of Jennifer's disappearance. Jefferson, Lynn and Anissa all gather to discuss the most effective way to find her. After learning that Jennifer is with Khalil, Lynn goes to Detective Henderson to ask him to issue a warrant for Khalil's arrest. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Khalil are doing their best to stay off the grid but Tobias's new henchwoman Cutter is closing in on them.

  • The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange - When Black Lightning and Thunder are attacked by Looker and her clan, they fight to get her to release control over the Sange.

  • Black Lightning and Thunder return to South Freeland in an attempt to figure out what is going on. When they arrive, they are directed to a nearby wood where they are surrounded by a clan of mixed-race moonshiners called the Perdi. Meanwhile, Lynn, feeling tremendous guilt, falls into a deep depression. Lastly, Tobias finds that his plan is falling apart.

  • Jefferson and Anissa work together investigating the hometown of a creepy man at the clinic and make a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, with Syonide gone, Tobias puts an increasing amount of pressure on Khalil to help fill some of the void left in the organization.

  • Jefferson confronts Anissa about her reckless and irresponsible behavior, leading to a fierce disagreement.

  • Jefferson is forced to watch as all his good work is undone before his eyes when his replacement arrives and begins implementing sweeping changes. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to play Robin Hood by stealing from one of the most powerful crime syndicates in Freeland.

  • Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to enact his plan.

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Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 15 | The Book Of War: Chapter Two Promo | The CW Clip (00:31) The Book Of War: Chapter One: Homecoming Clip (00:31) Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 14 | The Book Of War: Chapter One: Homecoming Promo | The CW Clip (00:31) The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Four Clip (00:31) Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 13 | The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Four Promo | The CW Clip (00:31) Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 12 | The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Three Scene | The CW Clip (01:55) Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 12 | The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Three Promo | The CW Clip (00:31) Black Lightning | Season 3 Episode 11 | The Book Of Markovia: Chapter Two Scene | The CW Clip (02:29)