Time for bed. Wait! What’s that about a new CW superhero show?!

Image of the CW’s four superhero shows represented by Brandon Routh as the Atom, Grant Gustin as the Flash, Stephen Amell as Green Arrow, and Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.

So there I am. Laying in bed after a 10 hour day at work. Most of that time having been spent on my feet, bc as a server and bartender, I don’t get much in the way of sit down time at work. Thus, when I got home, the tired kinda hit me all at once (the mildly achy feet did too, which reminds me–I need gel insoles). I decided ‘what the heck’, it may be 9:30 at night, but I can go to bed when I’m tired bc I’m an adult and I can do whatever I want to (except launch all white supremacists, MRAs, and TERFs into the sun ). So I crawled into bed, got snug and comfy under the sheets, and grabbed my phone to check news before I fell asleep. After three or four stories, I could feel my body screaming “go to sleep little gay boy”. Juuuuuuuust as I was about to lay my phone down and rest my little gay head, I was forcibly–though pleasantly–wrenched out of my exhaustive state. What could possibly have caused such a 180° change?

The CW has picked up a pilot order for Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning!

Cover to Black Lightning #1 (’77)

The creation of Tony Isabella and Trevor von Eeden, Black Lightning (aka Jefferson Pierce) is one of DC’s earliest African-American superheroes, as well as one of the more prominent ones (having served as a member of Batman & the Outsiders and even the Justice League for a time).

The basic concept of the show reads:

“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.”

If picked up for a full season, the show (which will be written and produced by the African-American and Muslim wife/husband team Mara Brock Akil and Samil Akil) would be Berlanti’s fifth superhero show at the CW. As of now, there is no indication that the show will be part of the Flarrowverse (or even existing alongside it, ala Supergirl), but that could change of course.

I’ve got to say–hot damn is it ever nice to hear some pleasant news (it’s a nice change of pace from the onslaught of horrific news regarding the latest actions out of the Trumpsterfire Administration).

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Time for bed. Wait! What’s that about a new CW superhero show?!

2 thoughts on “Time for bed. Wait! What’s that about a new CW superhero show?!

  1. 1

    You know, this reminds me of a short-lived TV show I saw as a small child called “Misfits of Science.” Weirdos given super powers by science I guess, including an African American guy with the power to shrink (subtext?), some white guy with cool guy sunglasses and electricity powers, and psychic baby Courteney Cox.

    I don’t remember the show for anything except the shrinky guy had to wear a Michael Jackson doll’s clothes at some point, and the white guy was clearly there for me to consider aspirational / identifiable and hip. I ate it up, thought his powers looked super rad.

    Now we can see those super rad powers in the hands of someone other than the millionth white guy. I can’t wait to see what they look like.

  2. 2

    I remember Misfits of Scoence! I loved that show as a teen.
    I’m here for Black Lightning. I remember reading him in the comics and as far as I’m concerned, it’s about time, becuz Supergirl and Arrow ain’t working for me.

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