Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice - he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
The CW announced today that Black Lightning has been renewed for a third season. The superhero drama is currently in the midst of its sophomore run, which premiered in the fall.
The hour-long series debuted early last year as a mid-season replacement. After a strong freshman performance, the network wasted no time in ordering a second season and moving it to its regular lineup for the 2018-2019 season.
Currently 11 episodes into its 16-episode Season 2, the show has earned continued critical praise, though ratings have tapered off quite a bit from Season 1.
Black Lightning follows a man who, years ago, was bestowed with superhuman powers that enabled him to harness and control electricity. Long retired from putting his life on the line, a recent rise in crime and corruption in his community bring him back into action for the sake of his family and the soul of his city.