'Black Lightning' To End With Season 4

by Outsiders
November 20, 2020
The CW announced today that their superhero drama Black Lightning will end with the upcoming fourth season.

This announcement comes after the network announced that a planted spinoff of the series titled Painkiller, with Jordan Calloway reprising his role as the titular character. The series is being written, directed and executive produced by Salim Akil, who also has been the driving creative force behind Black Lightning as executive producer/showrunner.

Akil released a statement:

“When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black women would be a unique addition to the superhero genre,” The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined: Black people want to see themselves in all their complexities.

“Thank you to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do and the moments we’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African-American family of super heroes to life for the culture.

“I’m very grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros. TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network and Greg Berlanti for their partnership and support of my vision at every step of this journey. While Season Four may be the end of one journey, I’m extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW as we tell the story of Painkiller.”




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Blurr86 - 2020-11-27 @ 1:47 pm

I've seen the development of Painkiller in Black Lightning. It's worth the shot, i'd say, since the actor has potential and his unpredictable future is quite intriguing. I want to see the kids of Jefferson Pierce get a shot of their own series (or movie) as well. One of them is beyond omega level, I believe.

kILLMonger - 2020-11-23 @ 2:15 pm

Man,  DC just really can't catch a break.  BL was a good show...much better than people gave it credit for.  I'm sure it will be one of those series people will look back on fondly one day for what it was.   

ghostbogey - 2020-11-23 @ 10:34 am

I caught a episode of BL, here and there...

The show was alright....

Painkiller sounds more interesting....Lets see how that goes...

Just hope it's better then..."Painkiller Jane"

Talk about sucks......IMHO of course =^)

mako - 2020-11-22 @ 4:37 am
On 11/20/2020 at 5:24 PM, Atlantis said:

Wow. What a waste of potential. They could've really gone deep with Black Lightning and instead let him get upstaged by some no-name hack....

Sadly, very few shows get anywhere near their full potential before they get the axe.

silverback77346 - 2020-11-21 @ 7:42 pm
20 hours ago, Atlantis said:

Wow. What a waste of potential. They could've really gone deep with Black Lightning and instead let him get upstaged by some no-name hack....

I concur, my sentiments exactly.

mako - 2020-11-21 @ 1:58 am

Kind of reinforces my theory that the CW is "Pulling a CBS" and quietly purging it's superhero programming. 

Atlantis - 2020-11-20 @ 11:24 pm

Wow. What a waste of potential. They could've really gone deep with Black Lightning and instead let him get upstaged by some no-name hack....

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