Greg Berlanti, known for being the busiest television creator for his acclaimed series “Arrow”, “Legends of Tomorrow”, “Supergirl”, and “The Flash”, is adding another superhero show to his hectic schedule. Berlanti will partner with Sarah Schechter to bring “Black Lightning” to the small screen at Fox, the home of “Gotham” and “Lucifer”, as well as a potential X-Men series.
The series will revolve around Jefferson Pierce, aka Black Lightning, a hero who can control lightning. Pierce will be out of the superhero game when the series begins, but will be pulled back in when his daughter decides to seek justice for herself. Salim and Mara Brock Akil are adapting the pilot.
I will be taking bets as to how long it takes for “Black Lightning” to be canceled and picked up at the CW.