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Greg Berlanti talks Black Lightning TV series and its (lack of) relationship to The CW shows

January 11th, 2017 by Marc Comments

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While we’ve known for some time now that The CW’s DC TV Shows chief, Greg Berlanti, is planning on bringing a Black Lightning TV show to our screens, we’ve also know it was unlikely to be part of the universe inhabited by Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and the Legends (here).

Now Berlanti has confirmed that this is probably the case, Asked if the character, who is heading to FOX, would pop up in future crossovers in the Arrow-verse, Berlanti replied: “I don’t think so. If we’re lucky enough that that exists, that that show exists, I don’t think those worlds will cross over.” 

While this is disappointing, it’s pretty much as we expected.

The series itself will focus on Black Lightning, DC Comics’ first major African-American superhero. The character himself has been part of Batman’s Outsiders and in the 2000s he was in the Justice League too; “The series will reportedly focus on Jefferson Pierce, “who hung up his suit and his secret identity years ago. However, 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.””

We’re certainly looking forward to the show, even if we’re disappointed to see DC Characters on TV that aren’t part of the Arrow-verse. But, hey, maybe that’s just us.

Let us know what you think about a Black Lightning series and its separation from The CW shows in the usual ways, gang.

Source: CBR

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….