Published On: Thu, Jan 19th, 2017

‘Black Lightning’ details, confirmed to join ‘Gotham’ NOT CW’s DC shows

DC may be creating hit after hit with their multiple television series’ based on DC Comics, but the new Black Lightning show will air elsewhere: this time on Fox.

Appearing on a separate network was a mess for Supergirl as Greg Berlanti is currently developing the project and confesses that they won’t share the screen.

“I don’t think so,” Berlanti said at the TCA press tour. “If we’re lucky enough that that exists, that that show exists, I don’t think those worlds will cross over.”

Fox has had success with their Batman prequel Gotham and Berlanti had very similar comments when Supergirl first began and initially aired on CBS.

Both The CW and CBS are under the same umbrella, so that was an easy transition. Jumping from Fox to the CW seems very unlikely.

Black Lightning will follow Jefferson Pierce, a character who made his choice years ago to hang up his suit and secret identity. However, his hell-bent on justice, star student daughter being recruited into a local gang pulls him back into the vigilante game as the DC Comics hero: Black Lightning.

Screen Crush summarized: Black Lightning is notable as one of DC Comics’ first major African-American superheroes, and would follow as one of the first to headline a live-action series. The comic character also has two daughters, including Anissa Pierce/Thunder and Jennifer Pierce/Lightning, both of whom have belonged to different superhero groups.

Gotham has a very “Gothic” appearance and might not work as a location – even if he were only visiting – for the character of Black Lightning. In addition, Gotham, while it has allowed super villains to have powers, has yet to allow superheroes of any kind to exist in its universe. Stepping away from that would be a tremendous change for a show that has traditionally stuck to its much more grounded roots,” the Inquisitor noted back around the first of the year.





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