"The Resurrection" is the first episode of Black Lightning. It aired on January 16, 2018.


Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.[1]


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  • The episode was previously titled "Dark Matter of My Brain".[2]
  • The car stopping scene was inspired by a true event that showrunner Salim Akil once faced in his life.[3]


  1. "Black Lightning - Episode 1.01 - The Resurrection - Sneak Peeks, Promotional Photos & Press Release" - Spoiler TV
  2. "Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 28th July 2017" - Spoiler TV
  3. "Black Lightning: Police stop scene inspired by showrunner's experience" - CBR