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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