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.