That’s right, The CW potentially has one DC TV show for each day of the week. Black Lightning joins Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow on the superhero friendly network.
Deadline reports that “The CW has picked up DC drama Black Lightning, from producer Greg Berlanti, and the Bill Lawrence-produced dramedy Life Sentence, starring Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale, to series. That brings the number of newly ordered CW series to four, including Dynasty and Valor — two each from sister studios CBS TV Studios (Dynasty, Valor) and Warner Bros. TV (Black Lightning, Life Sentence).”
What makes this series different from the others is that Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) gave up the superhero game years ago, however, he gets pulled back in when daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McClain), decides to give crime-fighting a shot as Lightning.
Though this project was originally picked up by Fox with a pilot commitment, they opted not to go to series allowing the show to become part of The CW’s Berlantiverse.
Black Lightning hails from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.