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Arrow and Flash’s Greg Berlanti is developing DC’s Black Lightning as a new TV Show

September 1st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Does Arrow/Flash/Legends/Supergirl mastermind Greg Berlanti ever sleep?!

Berlanti has teamed with The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil for a Black Lightning series. Black Lightning is another DC character and will be handled by Warners TV and studio-based Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions.

But there’s a bit of a kick to the story…

It’s being shopped around at the minute to find a home which means that it may not land at The CW – remember The CW said recently that they’re done for now with new DC shows (here) – meaning it won’t belong in the universe of Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends and all the supporting characters that come with those shows.

Which would suck. Remember, The CW managed to bring Constantine and Supergirl home to The CW, leaving only Gotham as a standalone show, so we would imagine there’s always a chance it will arrive there but at the minute it’s up in the air.

“Written by the Akils, 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.

“Pierce aka Black Lightning was one of DC Comics’ first major African American superheroes, making his debut in 1977. In the books, Jefferson has two daughters, both of whom have followed in his superhero footsteps — Anissa Pierce aka Thunder, who is a member of the Outsiders, and Jennifer Pierce, aka Lightning, recruited by the Justice Society of America.”

Whatever happens, we’re excited for this one… but we’d be liars if we didn’t want it to live with Arrow and the gang.

Let us know your thoughts.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….