The CW loves its DC superhero shows (current roster: The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow), and now it's adding another one to the mix: Black Lightning, from the increasingly-busy Greg Berlanti, who also recently launched the CW's Riverdale, a show I am contractually obligated to tell you is Meredith's favorite.
Here's the news, via THR:
DC Comics drama Black Lightning has moved from Fox to The CW with a formal pilot order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The hourlong drama centers on Jefferson Pierce, who hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago. However, with a daughter hell-bent on justice and 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 first appeared all the way back in 1977), and this CW series will mark the second Berlanti-produced comic adaptation (after the Archie-based Riverdale) to land on the network after being passed on by FOX ... who are already in the superhero business with both Gotham and Lucifer. Hahaha, Gotham.
Right now there's no word on casting or who might direct, but the Black Lightning pilot will be written by Mara Brock and Salim Akil.
You guys excited about this one? You watching Berlanti's other shows? Do you think that dude ever sleeps? Sound off in the comments below.