The CW announces they have picked up the DC Black Lightning TV series for a full season order.
The CW also renewed iZombie for its fourth season, The Originals for a fifth season, and picked up the new drama comedy show, Life Sentence.
Regarding Black Lightning, the character is being played by Cress Williams and described as centering on Jefferson Pierce who made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and 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.
Black Lightning is coming to The CW from executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock and Sarah Schechter, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Salim Akil is directing and wrote the Black Lightning pilot.