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WATCH: New trailer for The CW’s Black Lightning series really packs a punch

December 27th, 2017 by Marc Comments

The CW’s newest DC Superhero to hit the small screen arrives on January 16th and we’re pretty damned excited for it.

Black Lightning tells the story of a returning superhero, Jefferson Pierce, who has decided he’s had enough of his neighbourhood and loved ones living in fear and, looking at the new trailer (below), it looks like it’s not going to pull any punches.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you all think… now hopefully we can wait for the announcement that the series will be joining Arrow, Flash, Suergirl and Legends of Tomorrow in the Arrowverse because we all love a good shared universe.

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. 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, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….