Watch: The First Trailer for Black Lightning

Black Lightning is the newest superhero to land a show on the CW, and the fist trailer for the show has emerged. Cress Williams plays Jefferson Pierce, the titular Black Lightning, a superhero created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

‎Set in the present day, we meet Jefferson as a hero retired, a teacher who hung up his longjohns to focus on his family. As the trailer shows, that same desire - to protect his family - leads him back into the costume, and Black Lightning is back! 

For the time being, Black Lightning does not exist in the Arrowverse, the shared universe of DC shows including ArrowThe FlashLegends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. CW President Mark Pedowitz said yesterday that “Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation.”

Black Lightning Vol. 1
By Tony Isabella, Dennis O'Neil