Season 2 is the second season of the CW superhero series Black Lightning. It was renewed for season 2 on April 2, 2018.[3]

This season will deal with the consequences of the Pierce Family freeing the captured children in the season 1 finale. It will also see Jennifer dealing with her burgeoning powers.

The second season will premiere Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9pm ET.

Official Synopsis

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man with many faces. He is a former Olympic athlete, respected educator and a father of two. He is also Black Lightning, superpowered protector of Freeland with the ability to sense and harness electricity.

Jefferson is not the only one with powers and multiple faces. His oldest daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) is a medical student, part-time teacher and dedicated social activist. She is also the super hero known as Thunder who possesses the ability to drastically increase her density, giving her invulnerability and super strength for as long as she can hold her breath. Finally, Jefferson’s youngest daughter, Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen who inherited her father’s athletic gifts but not his desire to be an athlete. Jennifer also inherited super powers. Her body generates pure electrical energy and she possesses the potential to be more powerful than Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) is Jefferson’s ex-wife but they are still very much in love in addition to sharing the load as co-parents. She’s also an accomplished medical researcher who is fast becoming an expert in metahuman medicine. Together, the Pierce family faces the challenges of the declined urban community that is the fictional city of Freeland, including corrupt officials and a menacing gang that calls itself The 100.

Worse, Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III), an infamous gangster, plagues this city and increasingly, metahumans with superpowers will prey upon the city, too. Fortunately, the family has allies in their fight, Jefferson’s surrogate father and a former covert superspy, Peter Gambi (James Remar), as well as Jefferson’s friend and neighbor, the committed and scrupulously honest Deputy Police Chief Henderson (Damon Gupton).

Based on characters from DC, Black Lightning was created for television by Salim Akil. The show comes from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil and Eric Wallace. Black Lightning was created for DC Comics by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.[4]



Image Title Airdate Written by Directed by # (episode)
Black Lightning 2x01 Promotional photo 01
The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies
October 9, 2018
Salim Akil
Salim Akil
Jefferson Pierce and his family may have survived Tobias’s 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 to sway the vote. Jennifer struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa finds a new way to give back to Freeland. Lastly, Lynn continues her quest much to the dismay of Agent Odell.
Black Lightning 2x02 Promotional Photo 01
The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues
October 16, 2018
Charles D. Holland
Oz Scott
Black Lightning 2x03 promotional photo 03
The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry
October 23, 2018
Jan Nash
Rose Troche
Jefferson is forced to watch as all his good work is undone before his eyes when his replacement arrives and begins implementing sweeping changes. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to play Robin Hood by stealing from one of the most powerful crime syndicates in Freeland.
Black Lightning 2x04 promotional photo 11
The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak
October 30, 2018
Adam Giaudrone
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Jefferson confronts Anissa about her reckless and irresponsible behavior leading to a fierce disagreement.
The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem
November 13, 2018
Lamont Magee
Michael Schultz
The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi
November 20, 2018
Pat Charles
Oz Scott
The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange
November 27, 2018
Keli Goff
Eric Laneuville
The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus
December 4, 2018
Jake Waller
Tawnia McKiernan
The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi
December 11, 2018
Adam Giaudrone
Benny Boom
The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros
January 21, 2019
Jan Nash & J. Allen Brown
Salim Akil
The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son
January 28, 2019
Pat Charles
Rob Hardy
The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust
February 4, 2019
Charles D. Holland
Jeff Byrd
The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire
February 11, 2019
Lamont Magee
Robert Townsend
The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin
March 4, 2019
The Book of Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha
March 11, 2019
The Book of Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega
March 18, 2019


  • Filming for this season started on June 25th in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • At Comic Con, Jordan Calloway was announced as a series regular.[11]
  • Sofia Vassilieva was cast as Looker.
  • Kearran Giovanni was cast as Cutter.



Comic Con


  1. The SpoilerTV 2018/19 Known Episode Counts Table - SpoilerTV
  2. The SpoilerTV 2018/19 Upcoming Premiere Dates Table
  4. 'Black Lightning' Season 2 Key Art and Synopsis Released
  5. Reginald Robinson Gets Recurring Role on Black Lightning & Exciting New Film Role!
  6. ‘Black Lightning’: Kearran Giovanni To Recur On Season 2 Of CW Series
  7. Erika Alexander Joins 'Black Lightning' Season 2 (Exclusive)
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  10. Black Lightning Season 2 Casts Supergirl Foil as DC Comics' Looker
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