Welcome to episode zero of the Black Lightning Podcast! On this installment of the podcast, three of the four hosts, Britney Monae, Constance Gibbs, and Clement Bryant introduce themselves to the listeners, with guest-host Andy Behbakht (from The Flash Podcast) filling in for Dorian Parks (who will be on the next episode!). Throughout the episode, the hosts discuss what is known about the Black Lightning show so far, their excitement for the series and what is coming up in Season Zero leading up to the series premiere. That and more on episode zero of the Black Lightning Podcast!
NOTE: This episode was recorded before the casting announcement of Krondon as Tobias Whale! In addition to that, be sure to check out our Comic-Con interviews with Cress Williams (Jefferson Pierce), Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce), and Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce)!
“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 New Orleans 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. Based on the characters from DC, BLACK LIGHTNING is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Girlfriends”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “The Flash”). The Black Lightning character was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.”
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