The CW has officially placed a series order for Black Lightning, the latest addition to their growing roster of DC Comics superhero shows.
The series is executive produced and directed by Salim Akil (The Game) with fellow Executive Producers Mara Brock Akil, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter. Here’s how the network describes it:
Based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter, Jennifer hellbent 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. Cress Williams, Nefessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams star.
The CW will be releasing their Fall schedule, including trailers, on Thursday, May 18.