The CWVerse is set to lose a second show this year as Black Lightning will draw to a close with season 4.
It has already been announced that Supergirl will be ending with season 6, and now Black Lightning will be joining her.
“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 super hero genre,” series developer 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. 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 super heroes 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.”
Akil made a reference to the upcoming Painkiller pilot that will be part of Black Lightning. While it has not yet been picked up to series, it seems that he is confident that it will move forward at The CW.
It looks as though we’re in for some big changes in the 2021/2022 season at The CW.