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[03/29/17 - 03:02 PM]
"Black Lightning" First-Look Image Revealed
Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning.

[03/10/17 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 10
Updates include: Michael Urie tapped as "Amy's Brother" for FOX; Romany Malco to star in "Brothered Up" at CBS; and Christine Adams signs onto The CW's "Black Lightning."

[03/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 2
Updates include: "The Big Bang Theory" prequel finds its leads; Starz pulls out of "The One Percent"; and Alice Eve to star in "Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices" at CBS.

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/03/17 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 3
Updates include: "Black Lightning" finds new home at The CW; Annet Mahendru to lead "The Machine" for Syfy; and CBS gives pilot order to "S.W.A.T." reboot.

[02/02/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 2
Updates include: Josh Thomas announces end of "Please Like Me"; ABC gives pilot order to Carol Burnett comedy; and Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers to look for "Salvation" at CBS.

[09/08/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
Updates include: J.J. Abrams, Meryl Streep to team for adaptation of Nathan Hill's "The Nix"; David Mackenzie to helm USA's "Damnation"; and Aasif Mandvi, Maya Kazan among latest cast in "World's End" at TBS.

[09/01/16 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 1
Updates include: Lifetime pulls the plug on "Devious Maids"; Jeremy Davies boards "American Gods" at Starz; and Marque Richardson among latest cast in Netflix's "Dear White People."







BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/1/16 - 3/29/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Warner Bros. Television's press release, March 2017) The first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title, BLACK LIGHTNING is based on the character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
· Christine Adams as Lynn
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Berlanti Productions
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television