Black Lightning is canceled and will end its run following Season 4 on The CW.
“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,” series developer and executive producer Salim Akil said in a statement. “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,” he continued. “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 superheroes 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.”
Painkiller replaces Black Lightning
About a week ago saw details learned that plans are in place for a Painkiller spinoff series, which is said to directly spin-off from episode seven of Season 4 of Black Lightning. Jordan Calloway will reprise and star as Painkiller who is described as a man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller he was both a member of Tobias Whale’s gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA.
The news of Black Lightning getting canceled also follows the recent news that Supergirl is canceled following its upcoming six season.
Black Lightning Season 4 is set to premiere Monday, Feb. 8 on The CW at 9 pm EST.