Super Producer and writer Greg Berlanti is adding a fifth superhero TV series to the CW next season. The network, which already has Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, has ordered a new series based on another DC property, Black Lightning. Entertainment Weekly describes the show:
“Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other 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.”
Black Lightning is one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes; he was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.
One thing is for certain, despite DC’s recent trend in more than disappointing features, you have to say their television game has been pretty strong. It really is something unique and special when one network has so many properties in one place.
What do you think about the addition of Black Lightning to the CW family?