The CW has officially given a pilot order to the upcoming DC Comics drama, Black Lightning.
This comes after the recent announcement that FOX had passed on the project. Should the show get picked up to series, it would mark as the fifth DC Comics TV show from super-producer Greg Berlanti. If picked up to series, Jefferson Pierce would be joining Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow which all have been renewed for the 2017-2018 TV Season.
The series comes from Being Mary Jane’s Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, as well as Berlanti. According to earlier reports, Warner Bros. TV has been working on the project for over a year as the creative team and the studio wanted to get it right. While Berlanti did say at TCA that the show wouldn’t be connected to the Arrowverse, it remains to be seen if that is still the case since the show is now being developed over at the CW.
“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 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.”
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