Black Lightning Strikes at SDCC With Season 3 Details


Black Lightning is back -- again! In anticipation of Season 3, stars Cress Williams, Christine Adams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Marvin Jones III and Jordan Colloway dropped by Comic-Con International in San Diego to preview what's in store for the Pierce family.

"It's first a show about a family who's navigating life," Nafessa Williams explained. "It's really a show about family first."

"It's like a family drama with superpowers sprinkled on top," Cress Williams added.

"She takes care of us," McClain said of Adams.

"I wouldn't say full-fledged improv. I think we take the script and bring some of our experiences," Cress Williams shared.

"Jefferson and Doctor Jace are an item" in the comics, he brought up.

"I really hope so, but I'm going through a classic ghosting," Nafessa Williams said of her character's girlfriend Grace. "I would like to see that, especially for the fans... she's got to come home! Baby, come home."

"So here's the thing: it's not easy for a superhero to have a lot of friends, so my sister is my best friend," she added. "We've got a lot of secrets in my family. I can't trust a lot."

As to her character Jennifer, McClain said, "She's the most emotional character that I've ever played in my life... It was lowkey kind of like therapy."

"I hope they would allow me to come back. They brought me to my first Comic-Con," Calloway teased.

"I think, with Cutter, it's love, but I think Tobias Whale is so narcissistic, even in love, it ultimately is for his own game and for his own needs to be fulfilled and met. Outside of his sister Tori, you're right, that relationship was so short-lived," Jones shared. "It was gone and I don't know if she's coming back. I'm in a bit. I don't know how she's going to get me out of there or if she'll want to get me out of there."

"Someone is going to have to remove me... and I killed anyone that might have wanted to remove me," he added. "They fled for their own safety... hopefully someone will have a change of heart and get me up out of that thing!"

Asked about a team up between Lightning and Thunder, McClain replied, "Oh my gosh, Lightning? Yeah!"

"Oh for sure!" Nafessa Williams added.

"They're really partners-in-crime. You're going to see them together a lot more in general. We only started last week... but even in the first couple episodes," they're together, McClain revealed.

"There will be a lot of us together," Nafessa Williams pitched in.

"China had a song on the soundtrack. Did anybody notice that?" Adams revealed. "Original song. China McClain."

Asked if Black Lightning would ever join the Arrowverse, Cress Williams teased, "I want Supergirl to come to Freeland. So there's been lots of talk... nothing official, but at this point, I wouldn't be surprised."

Returning Monday, October 21 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, James Remar as Peter Gambi and Jordan Calloway as Khalil/Painkiller.

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