Posted on entertainment-based website Slash Report earlier today, the site says the show will revolve around Jefferson Pierce, a 40-year-old high school principal who hasn't used his superpowers in over a decade. That fact changes when he needs to save his two daughters that have been kidnapped by the One Hundred street gang, a group that's currently at war with the LAPD. Pierce puts on the Black Lightning mantle once more in his fight against the One Hundred.
According to Slash Report, the series is set to tackle many of the problems we see every day on the news including corruption and racism.
Created by Tony Isabella and artist Trevor Von Eeden, Jefferson Pierce, more commonly known as his super hero persona Black Lightning, first appeared in Black Lightning #1 (1977), becoming one of the first African American superheroes to receive his own comic book.
The Black Lightning pilot episode will be produced by Mara Brock Akil, Sarah Schecter, and Salim Akil. Salim Akil is also set to write the episode.
Should the pilot receive a series order, it would join Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow as Greg Berlanti's fifth Arrowverse show on The CW. It should also be noted that Berlanti is tabbed as a producer on Riverdale, meaning he could potentially have six comic-based shows on one network.
[H/T] Splash Report