The trailer and synopsis for next week's Black Lightning episode 'The Book of Burial', tease the evolution of Jefferson Pierce's daughters into superheroes. Black Lightning has proven that The CW still has the magic touch when it comes to superhero TV. The Black Lightning premiere broke records for the network, giving it its best debut in 2 years. Meanwhile, fans across social media are praising the bold and political take on the genre thanks to its representation of marginalized groups and real world issues. But above all else, the show has been an exciting adaptation of a long-running comic book character that still feels unique in the current landscape.
Black Lightning isn't part of the Arrowverse for now, but it's carving out its own corner on The CW in the meantime. This week, Jefferson Pierce came out of retirement for good to help save not just his family, but his community. Of course, he may not need to carry that burden alone. His daughter Anissa is developing superpowers of her own and we've already seen Thunder's costume on Black Lightning. For now though, she's still discovery her abilities. And she won't be the only one.
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The CW released the trailer and synopsis for next week's 'LaWanda: The Book of Burial', the title for which suggests it will be a direct follow-up to this week's 'LaWanda: The Book of Hope'. More than just a story of family set in the superhero genre, Black Lightning is defined by its community approach. As such, it looks as if the citizens of Freeland will be both important to Jefferson and the show as a whole. Check out the trailer above and the synopsis below which teases the rise of another superhero:
HOLDING OUT HOPE — As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.
In the comics, both Anissa and Jennifer gain powers, going by Thunder and Lightning, respectively. Anissa is able to manipulate her density to give herself super-strength, among other powers. Jennifer, meanwhile, carries after her father. It's like that the big thing Jennifer is dealing with is the emergence of the powers, as we've heard both daughters will gain their abilities during the 13-episode run of the first season.
The trailer for next week, meanwhile, shows Freeland taking to the streets for either a protest or vigil (or both), while Tobias Whale sends his lieutenant out with a sniper rifle. Season 1 of Black Lightning will explore Tobias Whale's backstory, showing the past the hero and villain have that's been alluded to so far. Meanwhile, it looks like Jefferson will be honing his skills and using his lightning to do some sniping as well. We've only had a taste of what the hero can do so far, so expect the Pierce family's superpowers to be on full display in next week's Black Lightning.
Black Lightning continues next Tuesday, January 30 with 'LaWanda: The Book of Burial' on The CW.
Source: The CW