The slate of DC comics television is ever expanding. From Arrow to Supergirl, the roster of television series based on popular DC Comics characters refuses to quit anytime soon. Now the DCTU can gloat about adding another show to their roster with Black Lightning. The series is being produced by Salim Akil and Mara Brock-Akil, the creative minds behind urban drama Being Mary Jane. They have teamed up with the producers responsible for the Arrowverse on The CW. Heroic Hollywood is reporting that although the series hasn’t been officially picked up for a full series order by the network, many reports indicate that it’s pretty much a lock and could be confirmed within a matter of weeks.
The report states that Black Lightning will debut in the 2018 mid-season which is the same process that hit show Legends Of Tomorrow went through two years ago when it debuted in the 2016 mid-season. The network apparently decided not to go with the FOX version of the script which explains why there was a short production for the show in order for it to be optioned for pick up so quickly.
Black Lightning tackles the story of Jefferson Pierce who gave up his suit and secret identity years ago. But with one daughter hell-bent on fighting crime in the name of justice and the other being wooed by a local street gang despite her academic success, Pierce will be pulled back into his crime fighting ways despite being a wanted vigilante.
The series stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, and Christine Adams. The pilot was written and directed by Salim Akil based on the comic series written by Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden. Are you excited to watch the show when it premieres next year? Let us know in the comments below.
SOURCE: Heroic Hollywood