"Black Lightning" News & Discussion Thread

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  1. Frontier

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    Greg Berlanti is teaming with The Game and Being Mary Jane creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil to develop a Black Lightning TV show.

    Season premiere on January 16, 2018 at 9 pm ET/PT
     
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  2. Troy Troodon

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    Okay, this could be interesting, especially since the title character's daughter actually is already LGBT in the comics. :)

    Unless of course they alter her character too, but I sincerely doubt that would be the case.
     
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    I don't think Berlanti sleeps. :p

    Interesting. Worked on a year or so already. I'd love to see this show get the greenlight.
     
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    I wonder how this could tie-in to the Arrowverse, given Berlanti's involvement, which might also be effected by what channel it ends up on (CW is probably a no-go at this point given it's chock-full of DC shows)...
     
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    Hmm, well if they can't put it in the same universe, there's always one of the other ones like with Supergirl.
     
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    Yeah, Supergirl doesn't have as developed a Metahuman or Superhero community as Earth-1 does, so it might be easier to fit in a Jefferson Pierce who's a retired Superhero then it would be in Earth-1 :).
     
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    True, but then again, they're just letting it all pour out in the Arrowverse.
     
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    If metas are new, how is one retired?
     
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    That's part of why I'm assuming it could be set on Supergirl's Earth, or a completely different Earth, where it might be more believable for an older, super-powered, vigilante to have gotten their powers, had a long career, and quietly retire then it would be on the Arrowverse' Earth One.

    An Earth where The Arrow was the first major public vigilante and Metahumans didn't exist until the Particle Accelerator explosion.
     
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    Well, CBS is supposedly still looking for a super-hero show that will work on that network. A more serious and dramatic one might fit the bill.
     
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    At this point in time, an older superhero (though he can easily be mid 30s if they wanted) that's a parent would be kind of viewed as an original take. He's a character I don't mind seeing pitched.

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    At one point in the comics, he was not a meta and his powers were derived from a device
     
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    I can't see CBS interested in a Black Lightning show for a variety of reasons. Supergirl was a pretty safe property for them and they weren't happy enough with it.
     
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    I'm kinda torn on this. As much as I'd be interested in seeing it, I have to wonder what happened to 'Static'? I mean that would lend itself to television far more than BL, and has a proven fanbase.

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    Since the CW has retired Beauty and the Beast, maybe Black Lightning could take over that slot as
    a summer series.
     
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    I look it up, found some CW show but I found nothing about Beauty and Beast, or Ron Perlman for that matter.
     
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    Beauty and the Beast starred Kristin Kreuk(Smallville) and Jay Ryan.
    It was on the CW for 4 seasons, the last 2 seasons during the summer.

    Of course, you may be kidding me. ;)

    Maybe Perlman could play BL arch foe, Tobias Whale.
     
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    That's disappointing news but eh, we'll see that happens.
     
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