CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

CW Orders “Black Lightning” Adaptation to Series

The CW is ordering their adaptation of DC Comics‘ Black Lightning to full series, Variety is reporting. The new series would join the CW’s franchise of series starring DC Comics superheroes, joining “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Supergirl.” Black Lightning tells the story of Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) an electrically powered former super-hero now working as a teacher. Pierce is called back into his former life to help guide his daughter and battle…

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BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where each week I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Just over a week ago, we reported that Greg Berlanti, the producer behind such popular CW TV super-hero series as “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, will be producing a new pilot for Fox starring DC’s long-time supporting hero Black Lightning. The series, if picked…

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Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

Berlanti and Co Reportedly Shopping BLACK LIGHTNING TV Series

The end of September will belong to Luke Cage, but DC Entertainment isn’t standing pat in the TV world. According to a report at Deadline, DCTV mastermind Greg Berlanti, the man behind the CW’s expansive lineup of super hero television shows, is actively shopping a new series to networks centered on DC’s Black Lightning. Created in the same era as iconic characters such as Luke Cage and The Falcon at Marvel, Black Lightning was long…

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