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Black Lightning's Final Season Kicks Off Tonight - See the Pics!

Black Lightning's Final Season Kicks Off Tonight - See the Pics!

Tonight is the beginning of the end of Black Lightning!

The DC Comics series premiere it’s fourth and final season on The CW TONIGHT (February 8).

Here’s an episode synopsis: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is still mourning the death of his long-time friend Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, Gambi (James Remar) is presented with an interesting opportunity. Lastly, Lynn (Christine Adams) and Jefferson are still not able to see eye to eye.

The series, which also stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Krondon, Chantal Thuy and Jordan Calloway, was revealed to be coming to an end back in November.

China previously said that her role in the series was going to be limited in the new season. Be sure to also see what Nafessa recently shared ahead of the season premiere.

This may not be the end of the Black Lightning world though, as Painkiller is potentially getting a spinoff, with a backdoor pilot airing later in the season.

Tune in to the final season premiere of Black Lightning TONIGHT (February 8) at 9/8c on The CW!


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Nafessa Williams Looks Back On 'Black Lightning' Ahead of Final Season Premiere

Nafessa Williams Looks Back On 'Black Lightning' Ahead of Final Season Premiere

Nafessa Williams is looking back at her time on Black Lightning!

The 35-year-old actress, who plays Anissa Pierce / Thunder on the show, took to Instagram to reflect as she wraps up filming on the final, fourth season.

“I’m finishing up my 4th and final season of this beautiful ass show. Although this is our last season and there’s a part of me who is sad to see it go,” Nafessa wrote. “There’s a bigger part of me who’s just so damn grateful to have ever been a part of this journey. I’m grateful for the impact it’s had on our culture…that’s forever! I’m also really looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”

“A forever thank you to Salim and Mara Akil, Peter Roth, Mark Pedowitz, Greg Berlanti, Vicky Thomas and everyone involved with me playing Thunder!” she continued. “We coming with so much heat Season 4. Y’all make sure y’all caught up and tap in. Alright, I’m getting teary eyed so let me go! Lol. #BlackLightning #YFEAR @cw_blacklightning @y__fear Braids: @_annadoesmyhair.”

If you missed it, back in November it was revealed that Black Lightning will come to an end after it’s upcoming season. However, it may not be the end of the Black Lightning characters as a backdoor pilot will air during the final season, revolving around the character Painkiller, played by Jordan Calloway.

See what Nafessa‘s co-star China Anne McClain shared about the end of the show

China McClain Found Out About 'Black Lightning' At Same Time As Everyone Else

China McClain Found Out About 'Black Lightning' At Same Time As Everyone Else

China McClain is opening up about the cancelation of her show Black Lightning.

The 22-year-old actress shared that she found out at the same time as everyone else, and that she was actually already going to be leaving the show.

“Hey y’all, so there’s something that I want to tell you. For those of you who haven’t heard, and if you haven’t heard, I’m sorry, but this season that we’re filming of Black Lightning now, is going to be the last season of the show. I didn’t that find out until yesterday. I found out with everybody else. I didn’t know,” China revealed.

“But, what I did know, and have known, along with the rest of the cast, since before we even started shooting this season, is that I am leaving the show, and was leaving the show. This was going to be my last season, regardless if it went on or not. For different reasons that, to be honest, I don’t want to go into. I just want y’all to trust me on it,” she continued.

China also shared that she’s only going to be in a limited amount of episodes this upcoming season.

“I didn’t want to tell you until I had to, but now with this news breaking, I thought that it would be the right time. I knew I was going to have to tell you at some point because I only agreed to do a certain number of episodes, so I’m not in the whole season,” she said. “Obviously y’all are going to notice that, given the fact that I’ve been in every episode in the past three seasons.”

She also said that she’s not leaving on bad terms, or because she had a bad experience, but she feels a higher calling/purpose after this year.

“I’m not leaving because I had a terrible time working at The CW. I like The CW. I like [network president] Mark Pedowitz, I like Peter Roth, Greg Berlanti. I love [showrunner] Salim, I always will. He gets it,” she said. “God is moving me in more than one way than just this show. It’s bigger than this show.”

Check out her full IG video below…

Black Lightning's Upcoming 4th Season Will Be It's Last

Black Lightning's Upcoming 4th Season Will Be It's Last

Black Lightning is coming to an end.

It was just revealed that the CW series will be over after it’s upcoming fourth season, according to Variety.

“When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the super hero genre,” series creator Salim Akil said in a statement. “The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black People Want To See Themselves in all their complexities.”

“Thank you to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible,” he added. “I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do and the moments we’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African-American family of super heroes to life for the culture. I’m very grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros. TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network and Greg Berlanti for their partnership and support of my vision at every step of this journey. While Season Four may be the end of one journey, I’m extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW as we tell the story of Painkiller.”

If you missed it, it was recently announced that a spinoff of Black Lightning is in the works, called Painkiller, and it looks like that will be moving forward, despite Black Lightning ending.

Chantal Thuy Promoted To Series Regular On 'Black Lightning' Season 4

Chantal Thuy Promoted To Series Regular On 'Black Lightning' Season 4

Get ready for more of Chantal Thuy on Black Lightning!

It was recently revealed that the actress has been upped to a series regular position on the show’s upcoming fourth season, EW reports.

If you didn’t know, Chantal plays Grace Choi, who is Anissa Pierce/Thunder’s girlfriend on the DC Comics series. Anissa is of course played by Nafessa Williams.

Chantal Thuy embodies the character of Grace Choi,” showrunner Salim Akil told EW in a statement. “I am sure our Black Lightning fans knew, especially those who follow the Grace and Anissa relationship storyline, that having Chantal join as a series regular was only a matter of time. I am elated to finally welcome her officially to the team.”

In case you missed it, another exciting piece of news about Black Lightning was just revealed!

'Black Lightning' Spinoff In The Works With This Character, To Get Backdoor Pilot

'Black Lightning' Spinoff In The Works With This Character, To Get Backdoor Pilot

Another DC Comics series could be coming to The CW!

It was just revealed that a Black Lightning spinoff is in the works called Painkiller, following Jordan Calloway‘s character Khalil/Painkiller, THR reports.

The possible series will get a backdoor pilot in the seventh episode of the upcoming fourth season of the original show.

In the episode, “Khalil is riddled with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where as super-enhanced killing machine Painkiller he was a member of Tobias Whale’s gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury Painkiller, Khalil moves to Akashic valley to find peace as his history clashes with a new beginning and he is forced back into action to bring justice.”

This would be the latest DC spinoff coming to the network, following the recent news that Supergirl is ending after it’s upcoming sixth season. There is still no word yet on the Arrow spinoff, Green Arrow and the Canaries.

Painkiller is also the second spinoff to air a backdoor pilot in the upcoming season. Nancy Drew will also air a backdoor pilot for the possible new spinoff Tom Swift.

The CW Sets Premiere Dates For 'Riverdale,' 'The Flash,' & More!

The CW Sets Premiere Dates For 'Riverdale,' 'The Flash,' & More!

The CW has just announced the premiere dates for many of it’s shows!

Returning in January 2021 include Riverdale, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, All American, Walker, Legacies and Charmed.

Shows premiering in February include Black Lightning, The Flash and Superman & Lois.

The CW has also picked up Canadian series Trickster, and it will debut January 12th, with Joel Oulette as Jared, an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. When he starts seeing strange things — talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters — his already chaotic life is turned upside down.

Other new shows of course include Jared Padelecki‘s Walker, Texas Ranger reboot, Walker, as well as new DC series Superman & Lois.

Click to the next slide to see the full winter premiere schedule for The CW in 2021…