The trailer of the Black Lightning is out and is earning appreciation from all over. The season will premiere on October 9th. The season will be launched by an arc titled The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies. The second season is expected to have 16 episodes in total, unlike the first season that featured 13 episodes. The comic reader of the show may get a few references from season 2.
What did we see in the trailer for the second season?
The trailer starts with Jefferson and Anissa moving forwards towards their suits. Jefferson is worried about the Tobias Whale, Syonide and Khalil, mentioning about their frequent arrival to the town he tells Anissa all about them. And, the next moment we saw all three of the villains creating havoc in the city. But, the team of Black Lightning is all ready to defend the citizens and destroy the villains.
Tobias Whale will keep the attention of the audience towards himself, once again in the second season, but this time by showing the A.S.A. case for which he worked really hard to get in the first season. Along with this, he plans to create a unique community of acceptance.
The show recently cast Sophia Vassilieva as the superhero Looker. You might recognize Sophia from the other DC Comics show Supergirl where she played the cultist Olivia. This means that she will be the first white superhero on the series. She received her powers after the Halley’s Comet passed by the Earth. Then she became a vampire after losing her humanity to a vampire who wanted to marry her.
The developer Salim Akil, talking to ComicBook, said: “The first four episodes are called ‘The Book of Consequences, the rise of the Greenlight Babies. What that means to me is that we introduced the drug Greenlight, sort of paralleling the introduction of crack into the African-American community, opioids into the white community. So I think people can identify with that. One of the biggest stereotypes that is out there, is that all white people are rich and doing great. This season, what we want to show, and what we’re going to try and show is that, that is one of the biggest hurtful stereotypes, aside from the stereotypes of African-Americans and Latinos. That is one of the worst stereotypes, because what it tends to do is divide us. If we could find those common grounds and see that we are all sort of suffering and dealing with the same shit — Crack, opioids, “I need a better job. I need a better school, a better education.” — So going into this new season, we’re gonna debunk that stereotype. So that we can see each other. So, someone was asking me, what genre would I want to do if I wasn’t doing this genre. I want to do the genre of building, of bridge-building, you know? The fact that that bridge hasn’t been built, has been f—ing us up for a while now.”
The series will premiere on October 9, 2018. It will air every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.