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Cress Williams Says The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Will Look Into Real Life Problems

Still of Black Lightning from first look trailer/ The CW

Cress Williams Says The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Will Look Into Real Life Problems

The CW’s Black Lightning is just weeks away from its premiere date and the lead actor recently gave some insight on what to expect from the series. It looks like the new DCTV show will be unlike what fans came across in The Flash and Supergirl.

In EW’s recent Winter TV Preview, a feature on Black Lightning with comments from actor Cress Williams stated that the show would be more about problems that don’t involve fighting out of the world creatures.

“The conflict here is not necessarily saving the world or battling aliens,” said Williams. “It really is looking at real life problems –i.e, drugs and corruption, gun violence, police violence and just oppression that happens below the poverty line.”

After watching The CW’s DCTV superheroes go up against antagonists that pose worldwide threats, it would be an interesting change for the audience to see a superhero take on problems that are dealt by people who don’t fall under the big radar due to the negligence of the society.

Black Lightning would initially show Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero who has given up his days of fighting crime to take care of his two daughters. But when an organized crime group called the ‘100’ threaten his daughters, Pierce is forced to become a vigilante again to face the crime in his community.

“I started out thinking family drama first,” said showrunner Salim Akil. “I wanted every person—Hispanic, White, black, Asian, whoever you are—to be able to recognize yourself.”

Black Lightning will premiere on January 16th, Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The new series will air after The Flash which also has the same air day. For now, fans can enjoy watching this teaser trailer. Stay tuned with Pursue News for updates on the TV show and other DCTV series’ under The CW network.

Source: EW

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