Black Lightning is back in action in a new "Origin" trailer for the upcoming series. The promo offers some familiar shots of Jefferson Pierce getting back into his iconic suit, as well as some new scenes where villains like Tobias Whale take center stage. The retired superhero also takes down a handful of gun-wielding bad guys along the way.
"Do you remember why you became Black Lightning? You wanted to give the people hope. You wanted the evil that's out there to have something to fear," a voice narrates over the promo.
Created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning debuted in 1977 in Black Lightning #1 as the first major African-American superhero at DC Comics. The first season of the upcoming super hero drama will see Jefferson Pierce going up against Tobias Whale, a mobster who heads up the One Hundred in DC Comics canon.
Debuting Tuesday, January 16, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Henderson, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi.