Published On: Wed, Nov 29th, 2017

First ‘Black Lightning’ teaser, promo still reveal Cress WIlliams, the costume

CW released a short Black Lightning official teaser, giving fans their first promo still since featuring Cress Williams’ as the titular character all the way back on July.

Black Lightning will be treated as a standalone series and is not considered to be a part of the Arrowverse block which consists of Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and DC’s Legend of Tomorrow, although folks behind the new show are leaving the door open for any possible crossover opportunities down the line.

The special-skilled hero, who has the ability to harness and control electricity can be seen in the few second long clip, which  debuted during the first part of the four-show, two-night Arrowverse crossover which will continue on Tuesday, November 28.

In the teaser, we hear Jefferson Pierce saying “People out there need me. Black Lightning is back” while we see the titular character under the pouring rain, clenching his fist and his eyes glowing.

Audiences meet Pierce living a normal life as a principal at a charter high school after he gave up the Black Lightning mantle nine years ago upon learning how his night job affects his family. He is, however, forced to suit back up when crime rates start to increase in his community. From the sound of it, the new project is taking on a more grounded story infused with your usual comic book tropes. The premise gives it the opportunity to use time lapses and get creative with their presentation of the character’s return journey to his crime-fighting days.

It’s unclear how any of this fits into the the show’s narrative, but it’s clear that there will be a pivotal moment where he decides to come out of superhero retirement and once again suit up as his alter-ego. Check out the full video clips below.

Williams will be joined in Black Lightning by Jill Scott as the villainous Lady Eve, Marvin Jones III as crime boss Tobias Whale, Jame Remar as Jefferson’s mentor, Peter Gambi, Daniel Gupton as veteran law officer, Inspector Henderson and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi.

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