Even as The CW’s DC Comics adventures head into their Season Finales, fans are getting a glimpse of the newest hero joining the line-up very soon! Here is your first look at BLACK LIGHTNING!
It’s been a watermark year for DC Entertainment and especially for the series of hit shows that have taken over primetime on The CW. Every night of the week is headlined by a comic book come to life courtesy of super-producer (and super-fan) Greg Berlanti. Even with the announcement that DC Entertainment will soon be following suit of parent network CBS and launch its own “pay access” network online that will feature original content, that hasn’t stopped the creative team from bringing to life another DC Comics hero — this one may be the most shocking one of them all!
When it was first announced that Black Lightning would be the next hero to join the line-up, the series had been sold to premiere on FOX, the home of Gotham — but as the pilot for the show which will center around a veteran and now retired hero, an urban legend named “Black Lightning” aka Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) who is motivated to return to action as a vigilante when crime threatens his city’s street — it became very clear that the series belong on The CW alongside the rest of the league.
From the look of the trailer, Black Lightning will be startling different from it contemporaries given that its centrifugal character is a family man, and it appears that power runs in the family! Check out the first trailer for Black Lightning here:
Produced by Berlanti Productions and created for television by the dynamic duo of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil based on the DC Comics character that was a pioneering member of The Outsiders and eventually joins the ranks of the Justice League — all eyes are pursed on the coming storm when Black Lighting joins The CW coming soon!