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Black Lightning S3 Premiere Synopsis Finds Him 'Like Never Before'

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Black Lightning returns to The CW for its third season in a matter of weeks and the network has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming premiere episode.

Titled "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One - Birth of Blackbird," the episode signals Jefferson Pierce's oldest daughter Anissa taking on a new superhero persona while her father remains in government custody following the Season 2 finale. The official plot synopsis for the premiere is below.

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SEASON PREMIERE – 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

(#301). Original airdate 10/7/2019.

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The first teaser for Season 3 hinted that Freeland would face martial law, continuing to put Black Lightning and his family at odds with the government while keeping the peace.

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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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