Black Lightning Officially Picked Up By The CW

– by Joseph Medina

For some time now, Black Lightning has seemed destined to be picked up by The CW. The series was first announced as in development last September, and back then, they were looking to get the show over to FOX. Of course, times have changed. FOX passed on the show, and Berlanti and co. have since moved on to familiar pastures over on the CW.

Thus far, Greg Berlanti has a DC superhero show for nearly everyday of the week: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. Those who have been annoyed that they haven’t yet locked down that Friday slot can now rejoice. According to Deadline, The CW has officially picked up Black Lightning for a full series.


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Joining Greg Berlanti as executive producers are Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter.

Below is the synopsis of the series from Deadline:

“Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning. Cress Williams, Nefessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams star.”

This is indeed an exciting moment for OCD DC fans who have been waiting for the lineup to finally round out. While it has yet to be stated whether or not Black Lightning will tie into the other Greg Berlanti joints, it seems like a safe assumption given Berlanti’s involvement, and the network the show is airing on. In fact, given Supergirl’s initial run on CBS before turning over to the CW, the fact that Black Lightning is STARTING its run on the CW is nice because it’ll allow it to be integrated into the world from the start.

Let’s just hope the show ends up good! Are you excited to see Black Lightning on the CW? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

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