Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil and Greg Berlaniti have all been hard at work producing the next big smash for The CW. On May 18, the trailer for the newest DC drama Black Lightning was released.

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The show is about Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams), a former under-the-radar superhero for his city. He hung up the cape for family life until his daughter is recruited for a gang.

The cast includes Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams. Press play on the first-look trailer up top and stay tuned for more details on a debut date.

Watch the trailer above.

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