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The New Power Struggle Trailer for Black Lightning

The new Power Struggle trailer for Black Lightning

The CW has released the new “Power Struggle” trailer for Black Lightning, which will premiere on the network on Tuesday, January 16 at 9 PM following an all-new episode of The Flash. Check out the new Black Lightning trailer in the player below!

As Black Lightning begins, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. 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. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

Williams leads a cast that includes Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain as his daughters, with Christine Adams, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. Jill Scott was cast as the villain Lady Eve.

Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

Black Lightning -- Image BLK_FIRST_LOOK_THUNDER.jpg -- Pictured: Nafessa Williams as Thunder -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Black Lightning -- Image BLK_S1_KeyArt.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Cress Williams as Black Lightning and China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce -- Photo: The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101d_0100 -- Pictured: Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101a_0047 -- Pictured: - Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101b_0114 -- Pictured: Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101i_0100 -- Pictured (L-R): China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Dabier as Will, and William Catlett as Lala -- Mark Hill/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101i_0312 -- Pictured (L-R): Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce and James Remar as Gambi -- Mark Hill/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Black Lightning -- "Dark Matter of My Brain" -- Image BLK101j_0035 -- Pictured: Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias i -- Mark Hill/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Black Lightning "Pilot" Pictured: Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce