With a slew of super hero shows already under it's belt, it doesn't look like CW is stopping. With the production of Black Lightning underway in Atlanta, CW released our first look at Cress Williams as Black Lightning.
Cotume design by Laura Jean Shannon (Jamangi sequel, The Jungle Book, Scott Pilgram Vs. The World, Blade Trinity and Iron Man which she was nominated for a Costume designers Guild Award).
I knew way too much about the world as a young boy growing up in Richmond, California. I was no stranger to violence, death, hopelessness or the feeling that no one cared about what was happening in my life,” said executive producer and writer Salim Akil, who will direct the pilot. “Comics were a great way for me to escape. I was about 13 when Black Lightning was created, and finally there was a Black Super Hero that gave a damn about our neighborhood and our lives. Resurrecting him at a time in our society when a sense of hope is lacking...Black Lightning will be that hope. And in updating the suit, it will signal to a new generation that it’s time to harness and release our power, and become our own Super Heroes.”
Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter are executive producers of Black Lightning, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Salim Akil is directing the pilot from a script he wrote.
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