DC's Black Lightning Getting His Own TV Series

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 02 September 2016

TV News

There were rumours of the character appearing in DC's Legends of Tomorrow when that show was being put together, but it’s now been revealed that Black Lightning is to get his own TV series.

Deadline has word that Greg Berlanti is working with The Game’s Mara Brock and Salim Akil to develop the series. Berlanti, of course, has helped put together shows like Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. At present, Berlanti, Brock and Akil are looking for a home for Black Lightning. Given how the four aforementioned DC-based shows all now call The CW home, it could well be that this new series also ends up on The CW.

The character of Black Lightning debuted back in 1977, created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. Jefferson Pierce was a former Olympian who was revealed to have the power to control and create electromagnetic fields. Working as a high school principal, the death of one of his students prompts Pierce to use his powers to fight the good fight, adopting the Black Lightning moniker in the process. Over the ensuing years, he’d even go on to become a member of the Justice League.

Expect more on this new series as and when we get it.

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