Black Lightning renewed for season 2

The CW has renewed “Black Lightning” a second season.

The superhero series, starring Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, and China Anne McClain, was an instant hit after becoming the CW’s highest rated original series premiere in two years!

Here’s the scoop on “Black Lightning“:

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.

Congrats to the show’s creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, the cast and crew!