Black Lightning doesn't come to The CW until next year, but creators Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil gave fans at the ATX Television Festival in Austin a little taste of what they can expect from the show.Read More
The week of TV upfronts has also been the week when world-shaking news breaks every day around 6PM, which has proven pretty helpful thus far in giving us nice things to distract ourselves with as the world goes nuts. Today, that means we get to enjoy The CW's preview for their upcoming Black Lightning addition to their DC TV lineup, and it's exactly what we needed to brighten our day.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Berlin Syndrome Trailer a Truly Terrifying Glimpse Into What Really Scares Women
Berlin Syndrome, starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, has its first trailer out in the world today, and it looks terrifying.Read More
Former costars and colleagues, along with a number of industry publications, paid tribute to Anton Yelchin today, on what would have been his 28th birthday.Read More
The journey to a live-action Black Lightning series has been meandering. At first, it was going to be a Fox show, but then Fox passed only to have The CW come to the rescue (the fact that CW Golden Boy Greg Berlanti was already Executive Producing probably made that decision easy). Now that a pilot has been ordered, it looks like the show has cast its titular hero.Read More
As the dust settles on pilot season, The CW has ordered Black Lightning to pilot and pushed the Charmed and Lost Boys reboots to 2018.Read More
Does Greg Berlanti ever sleep?
With Marvel's Luke Cage coming to Netflix later this month, we seem (hopefully!) to be starting on a wave of black superheroes coming to television. DC is putting their hat into the ring with a TV adaptation of Black Lightning for Fox.Read More
Courtesy of Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, and Greg Berlanti.
Hopefully you're not having superhero fatigue right now because this is some good news on the television development front--it's being reported that a new drama series centered around the comic book character Black Lightning is currently being shopped to networks.Read More
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
I can understand if some of you aren't familiar with Thunder and Lightning, the superhero daughters of DC Comics' Black Lightning. They aren't the most well-known superheroes and they don't exist (so far) in the New 52 but they are pretty swell gals. Here's a clip from an upcoming short on Cartoon Network's DC Nation programming block with the two acting like sisters do. Interesting tidbit Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass pointed out: this clip includes mention of Grace Choi. Grace was a member of The Outsiders as well as Thunder's girlfriend in the comics. If you stop the video on Thunder's cell phone (or click over to see a screenshot at DCWKA) you'll see the two are at least friends in this animated universe. (via DC Women Kicking Ass)Read More