‘Black Lightning’ Trailer Reveals CW’s Latest Corny Superhero Offering

How far Black Lightning has come since no one knew who he was at Superman’s funeral. Now he’s got his own CW series, and here’s the first trailer. Cress Williams plays the title role, a superhero who gives it up to become a high school principal, but who then decides to return to his heroic battle against local gangs. Being a principal is, after all, a far more thankless job than firing lightning bolts at criminal youths.

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