Is Season Four The End Of Black Lightning?

by Joel Taylor
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Is Season Four The End Of Black Lightning? That seems to be the case in the first trailer for Black Lightning’s fourth and final season, which the CW has released recently.

The CW has released the synopsis for the Season Four premiere of Black Lightning, “The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One.” Based on the new synopsis for the season 4 premiere, Jefferson’s dark mood in the trailer is definitely of Henderson’s passing. “Jefferson Pierce is still mourning the death of his long-time friend Detective Henderson,” reads the logline.

Cress Williams (aka Jefferson Pierce, Black Lightning) stated at the end of season 3 that he hoped the show wouldn’t just move on from Henderson’s death. He also suspected it would affect how Jefferson moved forward.

While the trailer shows both Thunder and Lightning suited up and fighting crime in Freeland, the trailer doesn’t provide any major clues about the season’s big threat beyond a quick shot of Tobias Whale menacingly seated in an off-white suit.

Season Four will be the last for Black Lightning. It was announced back in November that the series would end with the forthcoming season, though a spinoff Painkiller series is getting a backdoor pilot during the season.

Series creator, Salim Akil, stated “When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful African American women, it would be a unique addition to the superhero genre. The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined-African Americans want to see themselves in all their complexities. While season four may be the end of one journey, I’m extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW as we tell the story of Painkiller.”

Black Lightning returns on Monday, February 8th at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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