Black Lightning

Black Lightning is here and we're plenty ready! Get to know a little about the show before you dive in.

What's not to love about Black Lightning? A great cast? Check. A good story? Check. All the action and drama? Double check. Now all you need to know is that Black Lightning is coming to your screens from Friday 3 August at 19:00 on M-Net City and streaming on DStv Now.

Before you jump into the highly acclaimed series starring Cress Williams, China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams, we figured it was the perfect time to share some fun trivia about the hit superhero television series.

Here are some fun facts you may not know about Black Lightning. 

- We love Cress Williams, but he's the second oldest actor to make his debut as a superhero in a live-action production - he's 47-years-old!

- This is the first project where Black Lightning is portrayed in a live-action production - past appearances in film and TV have always been animated. 

- James Remar who plays Peter Gambi is no stranger to the DC Universe - he appeared in Gotham too.

- Fox originally worked with this series, but before it saw the light of day, they passed on the series. 

- Black Lightning is not part of The Arrow universe. 

Watch Black Lightning from Friday 3 August at 19:00 on M-Net City and streaming on DStv Now.