Black Lightning Joins Arrowverse as it Moves to The CW
Black Lightning is about to make a big jump as it moves from Fox to The CW to join the Arrowverse. It’s been revealed that Greg Berlanti’s next comic book adaptation will be making it’s way to The CW to add to the network’s current line-up of DC comics shows.
Deadline reported that Black Lightning is making its way to The CW despite its previous production commitment on Fox. The network currently has Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, and now Riverdale. It’s great that another DC show is being added, but let’s not forget the fact that network president Pedowitz said that he wasn’t planning on adding another DC show to the line-up. According to the site, Fox decided not to move forward with the series because they didn’t think it was a good fit for their other genre shows like Gotham and Lucifer along with their new programming like the forthcoming X-Men family drama and The Passage. Sounds like a good reason to us!
Greg Berlanti is developing the series with husband-wife duo Salim and Mara Brock Akil, known for creating The Game and Being Mary Jane. With this character being one of DC Comics’ first African American heroes, we can see him fighting alongside The Flash and Green Arrow in their universe. The move to The CW is a good move on their part just like when they acquired Supergirl from CBS.
Black Lightning follows Jeffrey Pierce, a superhero who has hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago. However, with his daughter wanting justice and a star student joining a local gang, Pierce will have no choice but to go back into the superhero lifestyle as the vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
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