Black Lightning Trailer

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Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Trailer at the link below. 

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CW Looking Into Black Lightning

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Just a quick note to let you know Black Lightning is getting some attention. “Fox has apparently taken a pass from ordering a pilot for the DC comic adaptation Black Lightning, according to Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva. And now The CW seems quite interested in adding one of comics’ first major African-American superheroes to its already crowded lineup that includes The FlashArrow and Legends of Tomorrow.” Read more on this story here..

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Black-Lightning Live-Action Series Has A Pilot Now

blacklightningThe series will appear on Fox which should worry you considering Fox’s track record for canceling great shows.

“A week ago, we learned that a live-action Black Lightning superhero TV series, from Greg Berlanti and the husband-and-wife duo of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane), was in the works and being shopped around to the networks. Now we know where the lightning has struck.

According to Variety, Black Lightning has received a pilot production commitment at The CWFox. Yes. Fox. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive-producing the project, and Salim and Mara Brock Akil are writing the television adaptation as well as executive-producing. The one-hour drama is being produced by Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Here’s the synopsis for the series:

Jefferson Pierce has 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.”

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