The CW’s Arrowverse is about to get a little bit bigger.
After rumors that the show would not find its home on Fox, Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning pilot has been picked up by the network that also airs Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.
The pilot will be co-produced by Mara Brock Akil, Sarah Schechter, and Salim Akil, based on the character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden. Akil is set to write.
Black Lightning, if a series order is given, would be Berlanti’s fifth DC-based superhero series on the network and would be the first to star a black superhero as the title star.
It should be noted that Berlanti also produces Riverdale on the CW, making this his sixth comic-based property for the network.
The synopsis for the potential series reads:
Jefferson Pierce 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.
More as the story develops...