If you’re a fan of The CW’s Arrowverse shows (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl) then you’ll be happy to hear it’s about to get shockingly bigger!

According to Deadline, Black Lightning is joining The CW very soon!  The show has long been in the works under Arrowverse architect Greg Berlanti and will also be a part of that shared universe!

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The show will focus of Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning, who has been one of the most prominent African-American superheroes since the 1970s.  It will also focus on his young daughters, including Anissa aka Thunder who went on to become a member of the Justice Society of America and The Outsiders in the Pre-Flashpoint DC Universe.

Written by the husband-and-wife duo of Akil and Brock Akil based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, 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 hellbent 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.

The show was passed over at Fox who felt their comic book plate was already full enough.  A pilot order for the series is expected to come fairly soon.

Black Lightning could be the first superhero show to feature a single parent household, and as it’s a African-American male as the lead there could be some pretty revolutionary stuff in terms of story development.  Who would you like to see the lead for Black Lightning?  Let us know below!

Source: Deadline

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