Get Ready For Lightning To Strike
♦ Kicking off on 16 January on the CW, Black Lightning joins stablemates Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and Flash and the CW have just released a new trailer for it…
Black Lightning is an upcoming American television series that will air on The CW, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil created the series, which stars Cress Williams as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III. The series sees the retired Black Lightning return to the hero life and its effects on his family life.
Development on the series began in September 2016 when Fox ordered a pilot production commitment for Black Lightning. In February 2017, Fox passed on the series, with it being picked up by The CW with a new script for the pilot. The CW officially ordered the series in May 2017. Black Lightning is set to premiere on 16 January 2018, for a 13-episode run.