Warner Brothers Television Group kicked off San Diego Comic-Con once again with their annual preview night, showing excited attendees a sneak peek into one of their most highly anticipated series for the 2017-18 season, Black Lightning.
They also released an amazing new poster as well.
Despite many attendees thinking that they would be seeing a surprise presentation of the pilot, it technically hasn’t even been shot yet. The footage from the original trailer, and presumably tonight’s footage, was taken from a presentation provided to the networks earlier this year.
The preview footage has not been released to the public yet, but the initial reactions on Twitter seem to be very positive. With such a huge DC/WB presence at SDCC this year, I’m sure there will be a lot more Black Lightning to come!
They also presented preview footage for Krypton, The Ray, and a new hour long episode of Teen Titans Go!.
Warner Bros. Television Group released the following synopsis of the show on their website:
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
You can watch the official (already released) trailer here: