Latest DC Franchise Confirmed for CW

Posted: 02/03/2017 in Uncategorized

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Greg Berlanti’s ‘Black Lightning’ Moves To The CW

It is being reported that the upcoming Black Lightning television series, will possibly be moving from FOX over to The CW, the home of Greg Berlanti’s other DC TV shows. While discussions are still happening, Deadline reports that a pilot order is very likely.

The project was initially picked up by FOX for a pilot production commitment, but according to the report, they decided to pass on it. FOX apparently didn’t think the series fitted in with “its already crowded genre drama”.

Should CW order it to pilot and eventually to series, it would mark as the fifth DC Comics show on the network. The CW currently consists of six comic book shows, 4 DC (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, which have all been renewed), 1 Vertigo (iZombie) and 1 Archie Comics (Riverdale) series.

The series comes from Being Mary Jane’s Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, as well as CW’s DC TV producer Greg Berlanti. According to earlier reports, Warner Bros. TV has been working on the project for over a year as the creative team and the studio wanted to get it right.

This is similar to the Riverdale situation as it began development over at FOX, but then passed on it, until The CW picked it up.

“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.”

Source: Deadline

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