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‘BLACK LIGHTNING’ Lands Official Pilot Order at The CW

The CW should just go back to being called WB at this point, because they just obtained its fifth superhero property. Variety reports Greg Berlanti’s “Black Lightning” just received an official pilot order from the network. The CW will stagger their superhero schedule throughout the year to avoid scheduling five straight nights of superhero series. I wouldn’t be complaining if that happened.

Written by the husband-and-wife duo of Salim and Mara Brock Aki, this “Black Lightning” pilot was initially planned for Fox. However, it was passed to CW, because Fox believed the show just wasn’t a good fit for their network. If the show goes to a full series on The CW, it will join the other DC superhero shows, including “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”


In January, Berlanti said that If “Black Lightning” exists, he doubts the character will team up with any other heroes.

“I don’t think so,” Berlanti said at the time. “If we’re lucky enough that that exists, that that show exists, I don’t think those worlds will cross over.”

But since the pilot was switched from Fox to The CW, anything is possible.

Berlanti will produce alongside Salim and Mara Brock Aki, who have worked on shows such as “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane.” The “Black Lightning” pilot episode is scheduled to film in March in New Orleans.

Synopsis: The series will reportedly focus on “Jefferson Pierce, who hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago. However, 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.”

Are you excited for this series? Let us know!

Source: Variety , CBR



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