Black Lighting Strikes Back in Season 3 Poster

Black Lightning is returning for its third season on The CW in less than a month and the network has released the first official poster for the upcoming season.

The electrifying poster shows Jefferson Pierce as his eponymous alter ego preparing to defend his hometown of Freeland, with his family, including surrogate father figure Peter Gambi, poised to join him. Jefferson's daughters have taken on superhero personas of their own, with Anissa becoming the superhero Thunder while his younger daughter Jennifer became the superhero Lightning.

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Details on the third season have been kept under wraps but is expected to show increased tensions throughout the city, leading to mass imprisonment and heavily armed forces imposing a form of martial law while Black Lightning is being hunted.

Additionally, Cress Williams' character is expected to make his full Arrowverse debut this season, appearing in the eagerly anticipated crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths in a currently unknown capacity.

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Returning Monday, Oct. 7 at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Billy Henderson and James Remar as Peter Gambi.

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