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Black Lightning is an American superhero television drama series, developed by Salim Akil, that premiered on The CW on January 16, 2018. It is based on the character of the same name, created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden, featured in publications of DC Comics. Cress Williams stars as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton, James Remar, and Jordan Calloway. The series sees the retired Black Lightning return to his life as a superhero and follows the effects of his vigilante activity on his professional and family life.

On January 7, 2020, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on February 8, 2021 and serve as the series' final season.[1][2][3] As of February 22, 2021, 48 episodes of Black Lightning have aired, currently in its fourth season.

Series overview[edit]

Black Lightning series overview
SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankAverage viewers
(in millions)
First airedLast aired
113January 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)1602.73[4]
216October 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)March 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)1791.44[5]
316October 7, 2019 (2019-10-07)March 9, 2020 (2020-03-09)1301.09[6]
4TBAFebruary 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)TBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

Black Lightning, season 1 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Resurrection"Salim AkilSalim AkilJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)T43.100012.31[7]
22"Lawanda: The Book of Hope"Oz ScottSalim AkilJanuary 23, 2018 (2018-01-23)T43.100021.94[8]
33"Lawanda: The Book of Burial"Mark TonderaiJan NashJanuary 30, 2018 (2018-01-30)T43.100032.21[9]
44"Black Jesus"Michael SchultzPat CharlesFebruary 6, 2018 (2018-02-06)T43.100041.88[10]
55"And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light"Rose TrocheAdam GiaudroneFebruary 13, 2018 (2018-02-13)T43.100051.81[11]
66"Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder"Benny BoomCharles HollandFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)T43.100061.64[12]
77"Equinox: The Book of Fate"Bille WoodruffLamont MageeMarch 6, 2018 (2018-03-06)T43.100071.46[13]
88"The Book of Revelations"Tanya HamiltonJan NashMarch 13, 2018 (2018-03-13)T43.100081.45[14]
99"The Book of Little Black Lies"Tawnia McKernanKeli GoffMarch 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)T43.100091.55[15]
1010"Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption"Eric LaneuvillePat CharlesMarch 27, 2018 (2018-03-27)T43.100101.55[16]
1111"Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion"Michael SchultzMelora RiveraApril 3, 2018 (2018-04-03)T43.100111.50[17]
1212"The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain"Oz ScottJan Nash & Adam GiaudroneApril 10, 2018 (2018-04-10)T13.100121.54[18]
1313"Shadow of Death: The Book of War"Salim AkilCharles D. HollandApril 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)T43.100131.68[19]

Season 2 (2018–19)[edit]

Black Lightning, season 2 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
141"The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies"Salim AkilSalim AkilOctober 9, 2018 (2018-10-09)T43.100511.16[20]
152"The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues"Oz ScottCharles D. HollandOctober 16, 2018 (2018-10-16)T43.100521.02[21]
163"The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry"Rose TrocheJan NashOctober 23, 2018 (2018-10-23)T43.100531.18[22]
174"The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak"Salli Richardson-WhitfieldAdam GiaudroneOctober 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)T43.100540.97[23]
185"The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem"Michael SchultzLamont MageeNovember 13, 2018 (2018-11-13)T43.100550.90[24]
196"The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi"Oz ScottPat CharlesNovember 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)T43.100560.99[25]
207"The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange"Eric LaneuvilleKeli GoffNovember 27, 2018 (2018-11-27)T43.100571.06[26]
218"The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus"Tawnia McKiernanJake WallerDecember 4, 2018 (2018-12-04)T43.100580.96[27]
229"The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi"Benny BoomAdam GiaudroneDecember 11, 2018 (2018-12-11)T43.100591.13[28]
2310"The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros"Salim AkilJan Nash & J. Allen BrownJanuary 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)T43.100600.86[29]
2411"The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son"Rob HardyPat CharlesJanuary 28, 2019 (2019-01-28)T43.100610.93[30]
2512"The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust"Jeff ByrdCharles D. HollandFebruary 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)T43.100620.95[31]
2613"The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire"Robert TownsendLamont MageeFebruary 11, 2019 (2019-02-11)T43.100630.94[32]
2714"The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin"Oz ScottPat Charles & Keli GoffMarch 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)T43.100640.77[33]
2815"The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha"Salim AkilJan NashMarch 11, 2019 (2019-03-11)T43.100650.75[34]
2916"The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega"Salim AkilCharles D. HollandMarch 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)T43.100660.85[35]

Season 3 (2019–20)[edit]

Black Lightning, season 3 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
301"The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird"Salim AkilSalim AkilOctober 7, 2019 (2019-10-07)T43.101010.89[36]
312"The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih"Oz ScottCharles D. HollandOctober 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)T43.101020.63[37]
323"The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream"Benny BoomPat CharlesOctober 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)T43.101030.61[38]
334"The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros"Mary Lou BelliAdam GiaudroneOctober 28, 2019 (2019-10-28)T43.101040.52[39]
345"The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon"Robert TownsendBrusta Brown & John Mitchell ToddNovember 11, 2019 (2019-11-11)T43.101050.71[40]
356"The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door"Jeff ByrdLamont MageeNovember 18, 2019 (2019-11-18)T43.101060.62[41]
367"The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus"Oz ScottLynelle WhiteNovember 25, 2019 (2019-11-25)T43.101070.65[42]
378"The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace"Neema BarnetteJake WallerDecember 2, 2019 (2019-12-02)T43.101080.60[43]
389"The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis"Tasha SmithLamont MageeDecember 9, 2019 (2019-12-09)T43.101090.90[44]
3910"The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn"Eric LaneuvilleJ. Allen BrownJanuary 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)T43.101100.54[45]
4011"The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction"Michael SchultzAndré EdmondsJanuary 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)T43.101110.66[46]
4112"The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless Id"Bille WoodruffAdam Giaudrone & Lynelle WhiteFebruary 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)T43.101120.72[47]
4213"The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap"Salim AkilCharles D. Holland & Asheleigh O. ConleyFebruary 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)T43.101130.65[48]
4314"The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming"Benny BoomBrusta Brown & John Mitchell ToddFebruary 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)T43.101140.64[49]
4415"The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free"Oz ScottPat CharlesMarch 2, 2020 (2020-03-02)T43.101150.62[50]
4516"The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation"Salim AkilCharles D. HollandMarch 9, 2020 (2020-03-09)T43.101160.55[51]

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

Black Lightning, season 4 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [52]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
461"The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage"Salim AkilSalim AkilFebruary 8, 2021 (2021-02-08)T43.101510.52[53]
472"The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses"Bille WoodruffCharles D. HollandFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)T43.101520.44[54]
483"The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage..."Salim AkilBrusta Brown & John Mitchell ToddFebruary 22, 2021 (2021-02-22)T43.101530.37[55]
494"The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four"[56]Salim AkilBrusta Brown & John Mitchell ToddMarch 1, 2021 (2021-03-01)TBATBD
505"The Book of Ruin: Chapter One"[57]Bille WoodruffAdam GiaudroneMarch 8, 2021 (2021-03-08)TBATBD

Ratings[edit]

Black Lightning : U.S. viewers per episode (millions)
Audience measurement performed by Nielsen Media Research.[58]

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  58. ^ For the first season, see "Black Lightning: Season One Ratings". TV Series Finale. April 18, 2018. Retrieved November 27, 2019.

    For the second season, see "Black Lightning: Season Two Ratings". TV Series Finale. March 19, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.


    For the third season, see "Black Lightning: Season Three Ratings". TV Series Finale. November 26, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2019.

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