The CW has released the first image of Black Lightning and it looks great!
Salim Akil, the show’s producer had this to say on the character:
“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,” said Salim Akil, who will act as executive producer, writer and director on the series. “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,” he added. “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 superheroes.”
Production is currently underway and we have a short synopsis:
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.
We do know that it was stated initially that Black Lightning would not be in The CW’s Arrowverse, but that could change, much like Supergirl.