The CW is officially getting a fifth DC TV show next season as Black Lightning has been picked up to series by the network, starring Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce. From executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter, Black Lightning joins CW’s big DC TV line-up with Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, which is all produced by Berlanti and Schechter.
This mark as the network’s seventh comic book property, with the four DC shows, Archie Comics’ Riverdale and Vertigo’s iZombie, that is reportedly coming back for a fourth season. Black Lightning is reportedly set to debut in mid-season 2018.
“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.”
Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil & Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights) as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams (Code Black) as Jennifer Pierce, China Anne McClain (House of Payne) as Anissa Pierce and Christine Adams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Lynn.
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10 Characters That Should Join DC’s ‘Titans’ TV Show
Now that news has broke the long rumored Titans show will debut on a new DC subscription service, it’s time to for everyone to get up to speed on the Teen Titans.
We already know that Dick Grayson, Starfire and Raven will be on the show, but there are a lot of other members who deserve a chance to shine. While the show’s synopsis makes it sound like it may follow New Teen Titans by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, but the Titans can easily bring other heroes into the mix with some clever writing. There are a lot of great heroes who have called themselves Titans over the years, so I hope the show eventually builds to the point of being able to sustain a rotating roster chop full of classic heroes.
Geoff Johns, whose run on Teen Titans is one of my favorite comics of all time, co-wrote the pilot for the project with Akiva Goldsman so I’m hopeful the show will be emotionally rich as well as action packed. The Titans are a great group of characters and I’m ecstatic they are getting a chance at life outside of the kid-friendly, Teen Titans Go!
Hit Next to find out more about ten classic members of the Teen Titans!