Warner Bros. is likely bringing another DC comic property to The CW this fall with BLACK LIGHTNING and the studio has unveiled the first look at the titular hero’s look.
BLACK LIGHTNING stars Cress Williams (previously seen on HART OF DIXIE) as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.
Executive producer/writer/director Salim Akil said: “I knew way too much about the world as a young boy growing up in Richmond, California. I was no stranger to violence, death, hopelessness or the feeling that no one cared about what was happening in my life. “Comics were a great way for me to escape. I was about 13 when BLACK LIGHTNING was created, and finally there was a Black Super Hero that gave a damn about our neighborhood and our lives. Resurrecting him at a time in our society when a sense of hope is lacking…BLACK LIGHTNING will be that hope. And in updating the suit, it will signal to a new generation that it’s time to harness and release our power, and become our own Super Heroes.”
Production on the pilot is underway in Atlanta and confirmation as to whether BLACK LIGHTNING will be picked up to series will come in the next two months.