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Black Lightning TV series in Development

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by Frontier, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Otaku-sempai

    Otaku-sempai Well-Known Member

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    The costume looks a little 'busy' but I've gotten used to that in t.v. adaptations. I guessing that Tony Isabella might blog about it tomorrow. I'm interested in his take on it.

    I agree about more yellow.
     
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  2. Frontier

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    It does look a little bulkier compared to the more streamlined suits the other Arrowverse leads wear, and reminds me of the Arrowverse Atom suit, though I'm interested to see how it looks in motion :).

    I do think it could use a little more yellow in there...
     
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    Ask and ye shall receive. Here's the link to what Tony had to say:

    http://tonyisabella.blogspot.com/2017/03/black-lightning-and-me.html
     
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    A midseason run makes sense.
     
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    Now comes the question of where to fit everything for a fall launch come October. Something tells me that if iZombie is renewed, it'll be a spring launch again.

    @Frontier, the article you linked to had an error in it. Black Lightning would be the 3rd Berlanti series to change networks. They forget that Riverdale was also pitched to Fox first before going to CW.
     
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    Assuming it starts in October, I'd say 20-22 episodes.
     
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    iZombie was renewed.
     
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    Ok, that was one part of the equation. Now, the other half: Full or short season for season 4 of iZombie?
     
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    It looks like The CW might be picking up 2 more series, bring their new show count to 6. I doubt anything other than Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Supernatural is getting more than 13 episodes.
     
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    The series, "as it stands," is not part of the Arrowverse.

    New synposis:

    First Look:

     
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    Had a feeling it would be a different universe. But still, they made it work with Supergirl so here's hoping someday.

    The 100 being the series villains makes sense. Though we'll see if it's Tobias Whale at the top or not.

    Nice to see the trailer didn't try to hide that Anissa and Jennifer have powers. Should be fun to see how dad reacts.
     
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    Yeah, I recall it being vague whether Supergirl was part of the Arrowverse or not until they confirmed she was from another Earth, so I imagine that could very easily be the case here :).

    I also really like that we get to see Jefferson in a more classic, streamlined, Black Lightning suit in the flashback before he starts sporting the more armored version :cool:.
     
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    While I'm not the biggest fan of live action DC, it's nice to see them give spotlight to some of their lesser known characters. Black Lightning is definitely one of those characters who needs it.

    Maybe a live action Static Shock isn't too far away.
     
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    5/23: Comments from Williams and Adams.

    5/25: Comments from McClain and Williams

    China Ann McClain
    Nafessa Williams
    On if Anissa, Williams's character, would be a lesbian, as she is in the comics.
     
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    I'd be more surprised if she isn't...
     
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