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Black Lightning Season 3: Premiere Date and Cast

Updated December 9, 2019
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‘Black Lightning’ is a DC comics tv series developed by Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Greg Berlanti, who is also known as the father of the DC tv universe that started with ‘Arrow’ back in 2012. The series airs on the CW and first premiered on January 16, 2018.

The show’s grittier grounded approach makes it a more relatable tv. Its main strength lies in the message regarding equal rights and privileges for the African-Americans. It further delves into the realistic consequences of gang violence, corrupt law enforcement, and racism. We have seen Marvel’s Luke Cage do this on the Netflix series.

If we put the Marvel versus DC argument aside for a moment and look at the bigger picture of the mainstream representation of black people in the media, especially as superheroes, it indeed is a step forward in representation and inclusiveness. Naturally, this has drawn fans to the show, and critics have also praised it saying, “Black Lightning doesn’t reinvent superhero TV, but it does give the genre a necessary jolt with real-world plots, scary new villains, and a star-making performance from Cress Williams”.

The show has had two successful seasons so far and is the in the middle of its third season. Here’s everything you should know about ‘Black Lightning’ season 3.

Black Lightning Season 3 Episode 10 Release Date:

‘Black Lightning’ season 3 premiered on October 7, 2019. After airing for 9 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 9, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens. ‘Black Lightning’ season 3 episode 10 will most likely release on January 20, 2020. You can watch it on CW.

As far as the future of the show goes, fans should know that the show enjoys decent ratings across platform. Given this fact, the network is unlikely to pull the plug on the show, and it would not be wrong to expect more seasons in future.

Black Lightning Cast: Who is in it?

The show’s cast is led by Cress Williams plays Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning. China Anne McClain appears in the role of Jennifer Pierce / Lightning and Nafessa Williams plays Anissa Pierce / Thunder. Other cast members include Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Bill Henderson andJames Remar as Peter Gambi and

Black Lightning Plot: What is it about?

The first season focused on Black Lightning return from his retirement and his fight against the One Hundred and the season’s main antagonists, the ASA and Tobias Whale.

With Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones) now in possession of Proctor’s briefcase with a glowing green object that allows him to become the king of Freeland, Black Lightning comes face to face with the man responsible for his father’s death again in season 2.

Viewers also find out about the mysterious contents of the briefcase Tobias procured from the proctor. According to the showrunner, Salim Akil, one reason he wanted Tobias to be brought back is that the audiences loved him. Akil also said that Tobias is a really good villain, and he loves Marvin Jones.

Towards the end of season 2, Khalil suffers a wound during his fight with Cutter and his health begins to deteriorate. He goes into hiding with Jennifer. Giselle Cutter is identified as a low-level telekinetic metahuman. Cutter goes in search of Khalil and finds him in the barn. Jennifer takes over her and forces the antidote out of her. Black Lightning and Thunder arrive at the barn but Khali and Jen have left. We won’t spoil the show further for those who haven’t seen it yet.

The official synopsis of season 3 reads as following:

“Jefferson Pierce is a man with many faces. He is a former Olympic athlete, respected educator and a father of two. He is also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of the fictional city of Freeland with the ability to sense and harness electricity. Jefferson is not the only one with powers and multiple faces. His oldest daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) is a medical student, health clinic volunteer, and dedicated social activist. She is also the superhero 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, is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited superpowers. Her body generates pure electrical energy and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson and is known as Lightning.

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 expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family faces the challenges of a declined urban community, including a menacing gang that calls itself The 100 and infamous gangster, Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III). Worse, Freeland has been plagued by government-sponsored experiments and drug trafficking that have created metahumans and addicts while making Freeland a target of a dangerous foreign power, Markovia.

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 Trailer:

Here’s extender trailer of season 3.

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