With the holiday break now over, fans of DC TV on The CW are in for a treat as Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow return for to continue their third, fourth and sixth seasons respectively. Along with the midseason return of those Arrowverse shows is the premiere of the highly-anticipated new series Black Lightning.
Four new synopses for Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning and Arrow have been released, teasing what’s to come as the three returning series are in for exciting new adventures while the premiere of Black Lightning aims to leave an impact.
You can read the four new synopses down below:
Supergirl: “For Good” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MORGAN EDGE THREATENS LENA – Someone tries to kill Morgan Edge (guest star Adrian Pasdar) and he barely survives. He accuses Lena (Katie McGrath) of being behind the attempt and vows to destroy her. When Lena fears her hatred for Morgan will take her to the Luthor dark side, Kara (Melissa Benoist) steps in to help her friend. Meanwhile, after Sam (Odette Annable) realizes she’s losing time, she confides in Alex (Chyler Leigh) who decides to run some medical tests to see if she can find out what’s going on with her new friend. Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode with story by Robert Rovner and teleplay by Cindy Lichtman & Alix Sternberg (#312). Original airdate 1/29/18.
The Flash: “Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MEN — A meta who can shrink anything he touches battles Team Flash. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) get caught in his crossfire and are shrunk to miniature versions of themselves. Cecile (guest star Danielle Nicolet) realizes her pregnancy has caused her to have temporary powers and discovers she can hear other people’s thoughts, which unnerves Joe (Jesse L. Martin). Meanwhile, Barry (Grant Gustin) meets someone with a mysterious connection to Henry Allen. Chris Peppe directed the episode written by Sam Chalsen & Judalina Neira (#412). Original airdate 1/30/2018.
Black Lightning: “Lawanda: The Book of Burial” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
HOLDING OUT HOPE — As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big. James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Mark Tonderai (#103). Original airdate 1/30/2018.
Arrow: “All for Nothing” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
OLIVER AND DINAH FACE OFF — Oliver (Stephen Amell) continues his battle with Cayden James (guest star Michael Emerson). Dinah (Juliana Harkavy) and Oliver have a major disagreement that endangers the life of one of their own. Mairzee Almas directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Oscar Balderrama (#612). Original airdate 2/1/2018.
Are you excited to reunite with Kara Danvers, Barry Allen and Oliver Queen? Are you excited to finally meet Jefferson Pierce as he finally appears in live-action form on television? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding DC TV.
10 DC Comics Heroes That Should Appear On ‘Black Lightning’
Black Lightning premieres on the CW this month and fan excitement is high. Since it was announced that Black Lightning would not exist in the Arrowverse, but instead would be part of the multiverse like Supergirl, DC fans have been wondering what that means for other heroes to appear. Arrow started to introduce a larger canvas in season one with the introduction of Huntress and The Flash‘s first season introduced Firestorm so it stands to reason other DC Comics heroes might pop up in Black Lightning sooner rather than later.
This separate universe may open the door for Black Lightning to introduce lesser known DC heroes that don’t quite fit with the Justice League-level of heroes found in the Arrowverse. Black Lightning has a history of this in the comics, being a member of Batman’s the Outsiders, a group of superheroes who don’t quite fit the traditional standards of the superhero community. That should be the standard for what heroes are introduced on Black Lightning.
We compiled a list of ten DC superheroes that should appear on Black Lightning. Hit Next to get started!