Fox has greenlit a pilot for a one-hour drama series Black Lightning, centered on the DC Comics’ vigilante, from Greg Berlanti.
The project written by Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil (creator of Being Mary Jane) they will both serve as EPs alongside Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
“Jefferson Pierce made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent 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’s previous small-screen appearance was on on Cartoon Network’s short-lived Young Justice.