New additions, more superheroes and a mysterious briefcase: With Black Lightning Season 2 around the corner, here is everything we know
Black Lightning’s nemesis, Tobias Whale, played by Marvin Krondon Jones III, ended up with secrets the evil A.S.A. organization was using to experiment on the people of Freeland
'Black Lightning', the American superhero television series developed by Salim Akil, airing on The CW, is set to kick off season two on October 9 and here is everything we know about the upcoming season.
But first, let’s brush up our memory from season one. Black Lightning aka Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) had dealt with Martin Proctor and the A.S.A. and no longer has to hide his powers. He also doesn't have to protect his identity from his family, daughter Anissa Pierce (Nafeesa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce (China Anne McClain). It was also revealed that Pierce’s daughters also have superpowers. While Anisa embraced these powers, Jennifer is still seen struggling with it.
Season two will see new characters and of course, new challenges for Black Lightning along with the city of Freeland.
There will be plenty of repercussions that Black Lightning has to face for taking out Martin Proctor (played by Gregg Henry) and the Freeland division of the A.S.A. (the American Security Agency, a corrupt secret government organization that attempted to create meta-humans), as no victory comes without consequences. The first four episodes of the second season are titled 'The Book of Consequences: Rise of the Green Light Babies', indicating that there are going to be new metahumans introduced. The initial episodes will also deal with the missing children in the stasis pods.
'Black Lightning' executive producer Salim Akil said to reporters at Comic-Con, "We’re going to deal with the consequences of having discovered the pod children; the consequences of Green Light hitting the streets, and the consequences of Jefferson’s daughters discovering they have powers."
Meanwhile, Black Lightning’s nemesis, Tobias Whale played by Marvin Krondon Jones III ended up with secrets the evil organization was using to experiment on the people of Freeland. According to Marvin, the mysteries of that briefcase will play a great role in season 2.
Even though the contents of the briefcase were not revealed in season one, it was made clear that whatever is in it has something to do with the creation and preservation of metahumans in Freeland.
"My character is maniacal and very diabolical, so I think that this case is going to send him into an overdrive of those two traits and I look forward to it, to seeing it," Marvin said.
After the first season had aired, showrunner Akil explained his decision to keep Tobias at large. "One reason is everyone loves Tobias, so I wanted to make sure we brought him back on the show at the end of Black Lightning," he said. "He's just really a good villain, and we love Marvin Jones. From a story standpoint, what we wanted to do in episode 12 was sort of make that our finale and then see what we could do in episode 13 to sort of tease the audience to come back."
Season two will also see an addition of another member from the comic book, Looker. According to TV Line, Sofia Vassilieva is joining 'Black Lightning' as the hero Looker for The CW show's second season. Sofia, appeared as Olivia, in the last season of 'Supergirl'.
Another character that was briefly portrayed in season one was Khalil Payne (played by Jordan Calloway), who was wheelchair bound after getting caught in an unrelated shooting. He also is a friend and a love interest of Jennifer Pierce. Khalil is seen offering himself to Tobia’s experiment so that he can walk again. In the process, he gains meta-strength and the ability to paralyze others with pulse darts.
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"I’m thrilled to have Jordan upped as a series regular," said Salim Akil said at the Comic-Con panel. "He was a great asset to our show in the role of Khalil/Painkiller during season one, and now that he has evolved into Painkiller, I can’t wait for you all to see him in season two."
There is much curiosity among fans to know what is coming next and what sort of consequences are in line for 'Black Lightning', we can only wait till October 9 to find out more.