Jefferson Pierce is getting a new look for Black Lightning Season 3.
Following a glimpse of it on the official Season 3 poster, Jefferson's new costume takes center stage in a photo that surfaced online. The new costume ditches the glowing blue lightning insignia of his previous costume, swapping in a more uniform gold that matches his daughter Jennifer's outfit. This new super suit does maintain a lot of the blue color scheme and, in doing so, leans into the source material for a much more comic book look.
Cress Williams, who plays the title character, teased the new costume's arrival in a post on Instagram:
According to the Season 3 premiere synopsis,
We find Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn (Christine Adams) as Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke) tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer (China Ann McClain) abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa (Nafessa Williams) secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi (James Remar). Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star. Directed and written by Salim Akil. Original airdate 10/7/2019.
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.