Filming Locations: Where is Black Lightning filmed? The Freeland City

Where was Black Lightning filmed
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Black Lightning is the latest superhero to join the CW network channel along with Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. The D.C. Comics African-American character is back into action to fight a local gang called the 100, after nine years retired due to the impact this kind of life had on his family.

The show is based on the popular DC Comics character stars, among others Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce (Prison Break, Close to Home), China Anne McClain as his younger daughter, Nafessa Williams as the older daughter and the rapper Krondon as the bad guy.

But, where is Black Lightning set? The fictional city of Freeland from Black Lightning was filmed in Atlanta and surroundings in Georgia. The city has become the Hollywood of the South, every year hundreds of productions are shot in and around Atlanta. The new Ozark season 3 filming locations were also all shot here in Georgia.

Where is Freeland
The Seahorse Motel motel from the first episode is the Economy Inn in Decatur. According to Moviemaps, the alley where Black Lightning resurrects in the first episode is located south of Cone, east of Walton streets in downtown Atlanta. Some church scenes of the Netflix series Sweet Magnolias set in Serenity, South Carolina, were also shot in Decatur. Image courtesy of The CW and Google Maps


Black Lightning Freeland city
At the end of the second episode, Black Lightning storms a hotel filmed in The Muse building.
Image courtesy of CW and Google Maps


Shoot in Atlanta
Also there is a scene filmed nearby at Poplar with Chenoa and Anissa walking the street.
Image courtesy of The CW and Google Maps


Behind the scenes shot
Black Lightning was shooting on location in the junction of Joseph E. Lowery Blvd and Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
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Black Lightning drehort
The march on the third episode goes by Mitchell and Forsyth St in Atlanta, where is located the giant Crocodile graffiti. Image courtesy of The CW and Google Maps


The house manor
Lady Eve's red and white mansion is the Neo Gothic-Tudor style Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Image courtesy of The CW and Dawn DeLucia - Map

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  1. Also, Anissa shopped for her superhero costume at Clothing Warehouse in Little Five Points.

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  2. When he first attempts to fly, he’s downtown - the Skyview and Centennial Tower are shown.

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  3. Does anyone know where the Pierce house is located????

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