Black Lightning Season 2 Netflix Release Schedule

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The CW’s Black Lightning is coming back to Netflix for season 2 across the world. We’ve got all the details you need on when season 2 of Black Lightning will be on Netflix whether you live in the United States, the United Kingdom or some of the various other regions that Netflix operates in. Here’s what you need to know. 

Netflix has been the home to multiple DC shows for many years, at least in the United States. The CW has upped their content from the DC universe even more in recent years possibly to compete with the rising Marvel shows on ABC, Netflix itself and even Disney’s own streaming service is rumoured to have new series on the way.

The new series is a little more laid back than the other shows like Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl with the story focusing on a school principal who returns to his previous life as an electrical superhero. If you love Luke Cage, you’ll love this series.

When will Black Lightning be on The CW?

Of course, the show first airs on The CW and will begin slightly earlier this year than for season 1. Instead of airing in January, the series has been moved forward to coincide with other DC shows on The CW. New episodes start on October 9th and release every Tuesday thereafter.

Of course, you can catch up with season 1 on Netflix or if you’re in the US, you can also watch through The CW’s app.


When will Season 2 of Black Lightning be on Netflix US?

While the US won’t be getting early access to the show as some of the other regions that carry it as a Netflix Original. Black Lightning will be coming to Netflix US once the show has finished on The CW. Season 2 isn’t expected to finish up on The CW sometime in January 2019.

The CW and Netflix entered into a new relationship back in 2016 where new CW series would land on Netflix around 8 days after it wraps up airing. That means we’ll see season 2 of Black Lightning on Netflix US in either January 2019 or February 2019.

We also need to make you aware of the fact that CBS (the parent organization of The CW) has said that eventually, they may launch a streaming service for The CW’s content meaning that its position on Netflix may potentially be in question.


Netflix Regions Getting Weekly Episodes of Black Lightning

The majority of Netflix regions will be getting weekly episodes of Black Lightning. These regions include Netflix in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, most of mainland Europe and South America.

The first episode will drop on October 10th, 2018 with new episodes arriving every Wednesday thereafter for 13 weeks. We don’t yet know if there’ll be a mid-season break.

New episodes will be available at roughly 8 AM GMT which translates to 6 PM in Australia or 3 AM on the East coast of Canada or 12 AM on the West.

Are you looking forward to new episodes of Black Lightning on Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.