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Black Lightning Season 3 Is Coming Sooner Than Expected

Mark your calendars accordingly!

Kaitlin Thomas

Good news, Black Lightning fans! The CW superhero show will return sooner than we expected.

On Sunday, The CW announced that the Cress Williams-led series will now premiere Monday, Oct. 7 at 9/8c. The show was previously set to debut its third season on Monday, Oct. 21. The move pairs the show with the Season 2 debut of All American.

Additionally, for the first time ever, cast members from Black Lightning will appear in the Arrowverse crossover, which kicks off with Supergirl on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The CW's new fall premiere date schedule is below.

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Sunday, Oct. 6
8/7c: Batwoman (Series Premiere)
9/10c: Supergirl(Season 5 Premiere)

Monday, Oct. 7
8/7c: All American (Season 2 Premiere)
9/10c: Black Lightning (Season 3 Premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 8
8/7c: The Flash(Season 6 Premiere)
9/10c: Batwoman (Encore premiere presentation)

Wednesday, Oct. 9
8/7c: Riverdale(Season 4 Premiere)
9/10c: Nancy Drew (Series Premiere)

Thursday, Oct. 10
8/7c: Supernatural(Season 15 Premiere)
9/10c: Legacies(Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, Oct. 11
8/7c: Charmed (Season 2 Premiere)
9/10c: Dynasty(Season 3 Premiere)

Tuesday, Oct. 15
8/7c: The Flash (New Episode)
9/10c: Arrow (Season 8 Premiere)

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​Cress Williams, Black Lightning

Cress Williams, Black Lightning

Josh Stringer/The CW