Black Lightning TV series in development for the CW

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Greg Berlanti is developing yet another DC Comics superhero television drama. After kicking things off with Arrow and then continuing with The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, Berlanti now has his sights set on an African-American DC superhero.

Per Deadline, "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 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."

In the comics, Pierce has two daughters - Anissa Pierce, who goes by the codename of Thunder and eventually joins Batman's Outsiders; and Jennifer Pierce, who goes by Lightning and eventually joins the JSA. Jefferson and his daughters were the subject of the DC Nation superhero shorts which aired on Cartoon Netowork in 2013.

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No

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Cool

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Hope it's good.

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Not bad. Can't wait to give it a try.

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Sure. Though, I doubt CW will do it. They claim to have enough superhero shows.

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i'll check it out.

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Sure. Though, I doubt CW will do it. They claim to have enough superhero shows.

Yeah could this possibly be one of the shows that tie into the DCEU? Rumor has it that they're coming.

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#9  Edited By Sionnach001

Black Lightning has been one of my favorites since I was a kid, if they do this i hope they don't much it up.

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#11  Edited By the_stegman  Moderator

@heatforce: Krypton is supposed to tie in, if it ever happens. And I wouldn't mind if this did too.

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Going to need an awesome ass trailer to get me interested otherwise no thank you.

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Nice. If this is true then I'm excited because Black Lightning is starting to get up there with some awesome characters recently. (Not in the comic now, just in general as I'm reading older issues with him in it). I'd rather the TV and Film of DC stay separate. If Berlanti is doing it it'll go into his universe most likely, and that'll be cool.

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Probably gonna give this a try. Its a good idea. My only problem with it is that its developed for CW.

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Had me until CW

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Should've made a Static Shock series instead since I doubt DCEU will make a movie.

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CW + Berlantiverse = Shit

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No no no oh please not on the CW.

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Should've made a Static Shock series instead since I doubt DCEU will make a movie.

There was one in development but it's been quiet for a while, with this I doubt it's happening at all now.

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Black Lighting takes place in Metropolis so assume that Black Lighting with be living in Supergirl's metropolis?