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Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker & Caity Lotz Celebrate 'Black Lightning' Premiere in D.C.

Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker & Caity Lotz Celebrate 'Black Lightning' Premiere in D.C.

Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton and Caity Lotz gather up for a group photo with Brandon Routh at the Black Lightning premiere during the DC in D.C. Weekend event.

The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow stars stepped out for the premiere of the newest superhero show, plus, spoke on a few different panels at the event, including one titled “Wonder Women”.

Black Lightning stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams and Cress Williams are also pictured below with series creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil.

The DC in D.C. Weekend was a pop culture event that brought the worlds of entertainment and public service together to illuminate the story of America and current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes.

Check out all the pics from the premiere and panels below!

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The CW's 'Black Lightning' Isn't In The Arrowverse -- Here's Why

The CW's 'Black Lightning' Isn't In The Arrowverse -- Here's Why

China Anne McClain leans on on-screen dad Cress Williams during their panel at the 2018 Winter TCA Press Tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Pasadena, Calif.

The two Black Lightning stars were joined by co-stars Christine Adams, Nafessa Williams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin Jones III, as well as showrunners Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil.

Speaking with The Wrap about the series, Salim shared that the new DC show wouldn’t be part of the Arrowverse at all.

“I say this with all due respect, but they’re not really relevant to the show that we’re doing,” he says. “The great thing that Warner Bros. and CW allowed us to do was create our own world. We really wanted folk to get to know this family before we started branching out.”

So, if China wants that crossover with The Flash…it’s going to be a little hard to do right now.

Nafessa is also pictured below at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes Party later that night with Jessica Parker Kennedy.

Black Lightning premieres on The CW NEXT WEEK!

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'Black Lightning' Reveals First Look at Nafessa Williams' Thunder

'Black Lightning' Reveals First Look at Nafessa Williams' Thunder

With Black Lightning‘s premiere less than two weeks away, the series has unveiled a first look at Thunder!

Nafeesa Williams plays eldest daughter Anissa, and her crime fighting alter-ego is just as amazing and cool as you’d imagine.

We’ll learn in the series premiere that Anissa is a metahuman just like her father, Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning.

The new series centers on Jefferson (Cress Williams), a retired electricity-powered superhero who spends his days working as principal of a charter school. However, he gets drawn back into the tights-wearing game when his daughters get targeted by the local 100 gang.

Now, we’ll be patiently waiting over here to see China Anne McClain‘s superhero identity…

Black Lightning premieres on Tuesday, January 16th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

China Anne McClain's New Show 'Black Lightning' Gets First Look Photos & New Trailer - Watch!

China Anne McClain's New Show 'Black Lightning' Gets First Look Photos & New Trailer - Watch!

The CW just dropped a brand new trailer for it’s upcoming series, Black Lightning, and it looks even better than it did before!

Black Lightning follows Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), a retired superhero with electricity powers, father of two, and principal of a charter high school.

Nine years after hanging up his costume, Jefferson suits back up after his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) and his community are threatened by Tobias Whale’s (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) 100 Gang.

Black Lightning will debut on Tuesday, January 16th @ 9PM ET/PT on the CW, just after The Flash.

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China Anne McClain Joins 'Black Lightning' Cast at Comic-Con

China Anne McClain Joins 'Black Lightning' Cast at Comic-Con

China Anne McClain strikes a fierce pose as she arrives at the 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.

The 18-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Black Lightning co-stars Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, and Christine Adams to promote their upcoming new superhero show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of China Anne McClain

Joining the cast of Black Lightning at Comic-Con was the stars of Legends of Tomorrow.

The cast – Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Ciara Renee, and Franz Drameh – attended the event to spill details on season three of their hit show.

Season three of Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 while Black Lightning is set to premiere on The CW in early 2018.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at Comic-Con

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China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China McClain Hopes 'Descendants' Fans Love Her New Show 'Black Lightning' Too

China Anne McClain has a lot of exciting projects coming up!

Not only is she starring in the highly-anticipated Descendants sequel this summer, but she’s also the star of a new CW show titled Black Lightning.

The series is based on the DC comic about a superhero who hangs his hat to become the principal of a charter high school.

His daughters (one of them being China) also have powers and sort of get him back into fighting crime and saving the world.

We recently caught up with China and she’s pumped for Descendants fans to check out her new show too.

“I’m so excited,” she told JJJ. “It’s kind of the same field. It’s a fantastical world. I think they are going to love it.”

Descendants 2 premieres July 21 on Disney Channel and Black Lightning will debut mid-season on The CW.

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China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain Brings 'Black Lightning' To New York City

China Anne McClain and her on-screen sister Nafessa Williams look so chic at the CW Upfronts this morning in New York City.

The two actresses star in Black Lightning, which will debut midseason on the network.

The series centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), the hero who he hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago.

But with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante — Black Lightning.

Check out the first-look trailer below!

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