Looks Like "Black Lightning" Won't Be Striking Again. Series to End After Fourth Seaso
Everybody's favorite Black superhero family is going to meet an untimely end. The television series "Black Lightning" will reportedly with the conclusion of it's fourth season.
Salim Akil, the showruner for the popular CW series, announced the cancellation in a statement yesterday to Entertainment Weekly saying:
"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. 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," said Akil in the statement. "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."
If the actors look a little familiar in the series, they should! The lead character, Jefferson Pierce, is played by Cress Williams who famously played "Scooter", Queen Latifah's love interest, on the hit show "Living Single". His daughters are played by Nafessa Williams of "Real Husbands of Hollywood" and China Anne McClain who has starred in multiple Tyler Perry projects.
"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 said.
This was such a good show that we hate to see it come to an end but, we're looking forward to possible guest appearances on "Painkiller".