“Black Lightning” Gets An ‘Origin’ TV Spot

After several very brief teasers, The CW has released a 30-second TV spot for “Black Lightning,” the upcoming DC Comics inspired series which will premiere on the network on Tuesday, January 16th following an all-new episode of “The Flash”.

Cress Williams stars in the series as Jefferson Pierce, a father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school. Nine years ago though he was 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.

He’s soon pulled out of retirement when violence erupts in his neighbourhood again. Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, James Remar and Jill Scott co-star.