The 2017-2018 TV Season might be getting the addition of a few new comic book shows, including the DC Comics drama Black Lightning and the untitled X-Men series. As pilot season is in full swing, several productions are coming up and it appears that CW DC series will film their pilot in Atlanta, Georgia while the mystery Marvel show will be filming in Dallas, Texas.
According to Black Lightning TV and KSiteTV, both pilots are reportedly set to start filming on Monday, March 20. Should both shows be picked up to series, they would join the already renewed comic book shows Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale as well as the new ABC series, The Inhumans, that got a series order last year.
“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.”
Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil & Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights) as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, Nafessa Williams (Code Black) as Jennifer Pierce and China Anne McClain (House of Payne) as Anissa Pierce, currently has a pilot order on The CW.
“The Untitled Fox Marvel Project will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production.”
Matt Nix’s untitled X-Men series, starring Stephen Moyer (True Blood) as Reed, Amy Acker (Person Of Interest) as Kate Stewart, Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time) as Clarice Fong/Blink, Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) as Sam, Sean Teale (Incorporated) as Marcos Diaz/Eclipse, Natalie Alyn Lind (Gotham) as Lauren, Emma Dumont (Pretty Little Liars) as Lorna Dane/Polaris, Percy Hynes White (11.22.63) as Andy and Coby Bell (Burn Notice) as Jace Turner, currently has a pilot order at FOX.