Black Lightning will close with Season 4

Black Lightning will close with Season 4
Late yesterday, Variety confirmed that Black Lightning will close with Season 4. The series that is part of the Arrowverse, in which, however, it officially entered only after the Crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths last year, so it will leave with the season starting February 8, 2021 in the US.

Series creator and executive producer Salim Akil said:

When we started the Black Lighting journey, I knew Jefferson Pierce and the his family of powerful black people would be a unique addition to the superhero genre. The love that fans around the world have shown for this series over the past three seasons has proven what we imagined, people of color want to see and analyze themselves in all their complexity. Thanks to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would have been possible. I am incredibly proud of the work we were able to do and the moments we were able to create, giving birth to DC's first African American superhero family for mass culture. I am very grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros. TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network and Greg Berlanti for their collaboration and support of my ideas at every stage of this journey. While Season 4 might be the end of a journey, I'm extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW, telling the story of Painkiller.

The TV series is inspired by the homonymous DC character created in 1977 by Tony Isabella (lyrics) and Trevor Von Eeden (drawings).

Here is a brief synopsis:

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) in the past used his superpowers to protect the city of Freeland, but he abandoned the activity of protector to safeguard his health and to devote himself to his family and work in the local high school in quality of principal. However, the arrival of The Hundred, a new criminal gang in the city, and the fact that his daughter wants to take justice on her own, because the authorities are no longer in control of the situation, force him to take on the role of Black Lightning again.

Black Lightning and the spin-off on Painkiller

Akil refers to the spin-off, currently in development, dedicated to the character of Painkiller played in the series by Jordan Calloway. The seventh episode of Black Lightning Season 4 will serve as the backdoor pilot for the series.

Black Lightning, Supergirl and the situation of the Arrowverse

Black Lightning is just l last series of the Arrowverse to end its run. After the Arrow flagship ended last year with Season 8 we also remember that Supergirl will end its race with Season 6 scheduled for mid-2021.

Currently, therefore, I remain "active" The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow as the new Superman & Lois is leaving.

As for Batwoman instead we remember that in Season 2 there will be a change of protagonist with the entry of a completely new character in the role of the heroine and detached from the DC comics to which the series is inspired.

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