It was only a few months ago that we reported a BLACK LIGHTNING costume had been revealed. Now The CW has officially announced that they are committing to a full season of the series, making him the fifth current comic book series on the network. (Or the sixth if you count the wonderfully quirky iZombie). it stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) in the title role, with actor and singer China Anne McClain as his daughter Jennifer.
In the series, Jefferson Pierce has long since hung up his suit and secret identity as Black Lightning, but is forced to return to the life when one of his daughters becomes hell-bent on justice, while the other gets recruited by a local gang.
Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of BLACK LIGHTNING, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. It will, of course, join existing Berlanti productions Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl as part of the expanding DC TV Universe on the CW.
Is it time for one of those series to budge, or should CW just throw in the towel and declare themselves the DC Network?