Black Lightning Season 2 Premiere Summary: "Team Lightning" Faces Green Light Fallout

With Black Lightning returning to the CW next month after a first season that was highly praised by fans and critics alike, the stakes are much higher heading into season 2 – not just for the series, but for the Pierce family. In the newly released summary for season premiere 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter One,' Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa Pierce aka Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and the rest of "Team Lightning" going to have a lot more than a returning Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III) to contend with: now that Green Light's out in the community, the battle for Freeland's future has gotten a lot deadlier.

Here's a look at what fans can expect from the upcoming season of CW's 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.

Black Lightning s0201 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter One': Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family may have survived Tobias's (Marvin Jones III) attack, but they're not out of the woods yet.

Concerned for the safety of Garfield's students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank (guest star Robert Townsend) to sway the vote. Jennifer (China Anne McClain) struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a new way to give back to Freeland. Lastly, Lynn (Christine Adams) continues her quest much to the dismay of Agent Odell (guest star Bill Duke). Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. Directed and written by Salim Akil. Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, and Angela Rye guest star.

Black Lightning s0202 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter Two'

Black Lightning s0203 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter Three'

Black Lightning s0204 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter Four'

Black Lightning s0205 – The Book of Blood: Chapter I

Black Lightning s0206 – The Book of Blood: Chapter II

black lightning s02 premiere summary

Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, James Remar, Damon Gupton, Christine Adams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, Charlbi Dean, and Jordan Calloway star in the second season of Black Lightning, with Sofia Vassilieva (Supergirl) joining this season as DC Comics hero Looker. The series returns to the CW on Tuesday, October 9th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the season premiere of the network's highest rated series The Flash.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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