A week ago, we learned that a live-action Black Lightning superhero TV series, from Greg Berlanti and the husband-and-wife duo of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, was in the works and being shopped around to the networks. Now we know where the lightning has struck.
When it was announced back in May that DC Entertainment was working on a Booster Gold movie, with the man currently in charge of the CW’s Arrow-verse, Greg Berlanti, attached to the project, DC fans were over the moon.
A live-action Black Lightning superhero TV series is in the works. Greg Berlanti has partnered with the husband-and-wife dynamic duo of Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane) to bring DC Comics’ African-American superhero to the small screen.
Looks like Warner Bros. has been listening to repeat criticism that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was too dark because they’ve just tapped a new writer to pen a screenplay for a movie featuring one of DC Comics’ most fun characters.
Executive producers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Melissa Benoist gathered to explain why Supergirl is forging its own path as the positive and hopeful alternative of the current slate of television superhero shows.