The CW Officially Taps ‘Black Lightning’ To Be Their Network’s Next DC Superhero Series

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05.10.17 2 Comments

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Former Oh Sit! broadcaster The CW has had a lovely run of success with their expanding roster of DC shows, so why not add another superhero offering from DC Comics? Welcome to the fold, Black Lightning.

Variety reports that The CW is going ahead with plans for a series based on the DC character Black Lightning. The news isn’t too much of a shock. (UNINTENTIONAL WORDPLAY SIREN) In February, the project (once a potential Fox program) was being taken by The CW for a pilot. Seeing as Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl all live on the network anyway, Black Lightning seemed like a shoe-in even before the official series order.

Black Lightning takes us into the world of Jefferson Pierce (played by Hart of Dixie‘s Cress Williams) who finds himself returning to his former vigilante life. The drama is being presented as mixing family life with a superhero story. Here’s what to expect…

Jefferson Pierce has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent 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.

Arrowverse staple and Riverdale producer Greg Berlanti is developing the series alongside Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil who wrote the pilot. We’re pretty excited to see The CW play host to Black Lightning whenever it does arrive. Get those crossover ideas going, internet.

(Via Variety)

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