In preparation for season 3 of Black Lightning, CW showed fans an all new sizzle reel, pulling together the most important moments from the show thus far. Cast members Cress Williams (Black Lightning), Nafessa Williams (Anissa Pierce), Christine Adams (Lynn Pierce), China Anne McClain (Jennifer Pierce), Jordan Calloway (Khalil Payne) and Marvin Jones III (Tobias Whale) were all at the SDCC panel when the trailer dropped.

Since production on season 3 of the show only started up again in March, there isn’t much new footage here – but it does serve as a nice summation of where the show’s been thus far. Coming in at a total of 5 minutes of footage, it covers a lot of ground, beginning with Jefferson Pierce’s life as a principal being put on hold to put the old suit back on.

Over the past two seasons, the show’s cultivated its own corner of the ArrowVerse fandom, bringing on another two black women as heroes and eventually revealing the first black lesbian hero on TV. As things stand now, Black Lighting is joined by his daughters, Jennifer and Anissa as Lighting and Thunder. They’re heroes in their own right. The two are noted even by individuals outside the family, as we see all three Pierces being asked to join the fight in the upcoming Markovian War as Agent Odell says: “The Markovian War is coming, and Freeland is ground zero.”

As the European royals begin to invade, the Pierce family will have no choice but to defend its fellow metahumans as the show charges onward.

Check out the Black Lightning sizzle reel below, and tune into the CW when its third season begins on October 21. Not sure if you want to jump on board or not? Head over to our review.