Greg Berlanti’s Black Lightning TV series is moving from FOX to The CW, making it the sixth Berlanti series currently at the network. It seems, FOX opted not to greenlight a pilot because the network decided it was not a good fit in its current line-up.
According to the reports coming in, The CW is still discussing the project with Berlanti and Being Mary Jane creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil. Black Lightning would certainly be a good fit for The CW considering that the network currently has four other DC shows in its line-up.
Black Lightning would be the first to star an African-American superhero. The series centers around Jefferson Pierce, who left behind his life as a superhero years ago but might have to reclaim his secret identity after his daughters find themselves going down the wrong path.