DC's Black Lightning Series in the Works From Greg Berlanti, BMJ Duo

Black Lightning TV Series

Greg Berlanti is joining forces with some powerful allies to bring his next superhero to the small screen.

Berlanti — already responsible for blessing television with Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — is working with Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband Salim Akil on a drama series about DC Comics’ Black Lightning, our sister site Deadline reports.

Currently being pitched to networks, the Akils-penned series would follow Jefferson Pierce (fka Black Lightning), a retired vigilante who gets pulled back into the fray thanks to a justice-hungry daughter and a former pupil who’s now involved with a gang.

Black Lightning has made several small-screen appearances in animated form, including on Cartoon Network’s short-lived Young Justice (pictured above).

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