FOX has given the green light for a pilot of Black Lighting, the superhero series from Arrowverse überproducer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow) and Mara Brock and Salim Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane).
Black Lightning is based on the character created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden in Black Lightning #1 (1977). He is Jefferson Pierce, who has the power to manipulate electricity. He was one of the first major Afro-American superheroes in the DC universe and we think this series will make him the first black superhero to headline his own prime time TV show (though we’re happy to be corrected).
This marks the third collaboration between DC Entertainment and FOX following Gotham and Lucifer preceding it. Presumably this means Black Lightning will not be part of the Arrowverse, but hey, we thought that about Supergirl too originally