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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Black Lightning’ Star Talks Season 2 & DC Crossovers

The first season of Black Lightning was met with critical and audience praise, prompting excitement for the second season. At The Great Philadelphia Comic Con, Cress Williams, who plays the titicular character, was able to briefly talk with FandomWire about the upcoming season and if his character will crossover with the other DC television shows that air on The CW.

Read our exchange below!

FW: What will we be seeing from season two of Black Lightning?

Cress Williams: So um, season two, I think we’re going to get into more about Jennifer’s character and watching her come into her own and her powers, which I think is going to be a little more difficult. It’s not going to be the same as season one, where um, Anissa just embraced [her powers] and was ready to fight crime. I think It’s going to be a little bit more of a struggle, and from what I’m told we’re just going to go harder. It’s harder hitting and a little bit darker and um, kind of more moving in the direction of what we already started.

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FW: Will there be any crossover between you and some of the other DC shows?

Cress Williams: I don’t think there is going to be a crossover, at least not in the near future. We shoot in Atlanta, and all the other DC shows shoot in Vancouver, so uh, there hasn’t been talk about anything like that happening anytime soon.

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Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the Freeland hero will crossover with the likes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, or Legends of Tomorrow. Nonetheless, season two sounds like it will be a very fun ride!

Are you excited for Season 2? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

High school principal Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.

Season 1 of Black Lightning is now available on streaming!

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