FOX Orders BLACK LIGHTNING Pilot

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 09 September 2016

TV News

It was only last week that Greg Berlanti revealed that he’s working on a Black Lightning TV show, and now comes word that the series has been picked up for a pilot.

It’s been announced that FOX has ordered a pilot commitment from the show, with the hopes to then obviously take it to a full season. This will be the third collaboration between FOX and DC Entertainment, with Gotham and Lucifer already airing on the network.

Greg Berlanti is working with The Game’s Mara Brock and Salim Akil to develop Black Lightning. Berlanti, of course, has helped put together shows like ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

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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