Is Black Lightning nearing its end? The CW confirmed that the show will be marking its end in the series’ final season 4.
On the bright side, the network announced a spinoff of the series last week. So cheer up fans! The spinoff titled Painkiller is on its way. Jordan Calloway, best known as Zach Carter-Schwartz (Unfabulous actor), will play the titular character.
Executive Producer’s Statement:
“When we first started the ‘Black Lighting’ journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the superhero genre,” series developer and executive producer Salim Akil said in a statement. “The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black People Want To See Themselves in all their complexities.”
Akil expressed his gratitude towards the exceptional cast, writers, and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible. He further adds that he is incredibly pleased with the work they’ve been able to do and therefore the moments they’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African-American family of superheroes to life for the culture. He is also grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros, TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network, and Greg Berlanti for their partnership. They have supported his vision at every step of this journey. Season Four is the end of 1 journey. On the contrary, he is extremely pleased to declare the commencement of a replacement chapter. There is a continued collaboration with The CW as they tell the story of Painkiller.
Black Lightning Plot!
Black Lightning is an American superhero drama television series based on DC Comics. Salim Akil is the creator of the show and it premieres on the CW.
A crusading principal, Jefferson Pierce made his choice years ago. He has hung up his suit and locked up his secret identity. He is also the hero of his community and his school serves as a safe haven for the people who are overrun by gang violence in the neighborhood. About a few years ago, Pierce was a masked vigilante with superhuman powers to control and harness electricity. However, he chooses to settle down due to the effects on his family. With the crimes growing rapidly, he decides to dust off his powers and be the savior that he was.
Black Lightning season 4 is all set to premiere on February 8, 2021.