'Black Lightning' Season 3 will have very little to do with 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' but Jefferson has his own crisis to deal with at home
Black Lightning has plenty on his plate this season without needing to add 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as well to the mix. Cress Williams is expected to take part in at least one of the crossover episodes, which are spread across five different shows.
'Black Lightning' has always kept itself away from the other DC superhero shows that air on the CW. The upcoming 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' will be the first time the show's hero, Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), will get to interact with the other great superheroes of the Arrowverse. However, it seems the crossover will have much less of an impact on 'Black Lightning' than on other shows. Actually, it looks like it might have almost no impact at all.
A trailer for 'Black Lightning' Season 3 was released on September 24 and it shows a lot of cool and interesting scenes but not even one mention of the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett), the Anti-Monitor (also LaMonica Garrett) or 'Crisis'. The trailer shows Jefferson and his ex-wife Dr. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) being held by the A.S.A., the corrupt government organization responsible for creating metahumans in Freeland, Black Lightning's hometown.
With their parents having been taken off the board, it looks like Jefferson's daughters Anissa Pierce/Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (China Anne McClain) are going to have to step up to the challenge.
This season will see Anissa trading in her 'Thunder' suit for a black ninja-like outfit as she takes on the new codename Blackbird. The A.S.A has imposed martial law on Freeland using the threat of an impending invasion from the rogue nation of Markovia as their excuse. While the A.S.A. probably do intend to keep the city safe, their oppressive actions have the whole city on edge and Anissa is ready to play the part of superhero revolutionary.
Clearly Black Lightning has plenty on his plate this season without needing to add 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' as well to the mix. Cress Williams is expected to take part in at least one of the crossover episodes, which are spread across five different shows: 'Supergirl', 'Batwoman', 'Arrow', 'The Flash', and 'Legends of Tomorrow'. Fans had hoped that the crossover event might have a more lasting effect on all the shows but it looks like for 'Black Lightning' at least, the damage is going to be minimal.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 will begin airing on the CW on October 7.