Black Lightning, the big DC drama package with Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl) producing and Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil (The Game, Being Mary Jane) writing and producing, has landed at Fox with a pilot production commitment. It was a quick sale for the drama, from Warner Bros TV and studio-based Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, which was taken out late last week.

Written by the husband-and wife duo of Mara Brock and Salim Akil based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend — Black Lightning.

http://deadline.com/2016/09/black-lightning-fox-dc-superhero-drama-...

FYI: The last time FOX green lit a Black superhero TV Show was Sam Raimi's M.A.N.T.I.S. and that show was butchered and cancelled by FOX executives with so much as a warning.

That being said, please ready your VCRs/DVRs/TiVos/Whatever and record every possible episode of BL that you can before FOX gives it the ax.

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This is cool. The more black superheros on TV and in cinema the better.

I remember MANTIS.. I was upset when they took it off.  It was such a GREAT show!! Then FOOF! it disappeared.

I agree FOX has a tendency to axe really viable shows and I was thinking....uh-oh! But maybe they'll give it time.

Ha! I remember Mantis and the Nigerian Support staff then all of a sudden they white-washed it and the thing went downhill QUICKLY!  Just like NY Undercover when they killed off Eddie...we'll see.

The Brother reminds me of Black Vulcan from the Super Friends.  IJS

I did a little research on the creative team behind this pilot production commitment, Mr. Salim & Mara Brock Akil. Between them, they have produced and written mainly for Dom Coms and Worm Coms such as:

  • Moesha (1996)
  • The Jamie Foxx Show (1999)
  • Soul Food (2002)
  • Girlfriends (2003)
  • The Game (2006)
  • Cougar Town (2010)
  • Being Mary Jane (2013)

FYI: Black Lightning is listed as a "TV Movie" on both of their IMDB Resumes, so this writing duo may be writing just for the pilot episode and will probably hand the reigns over to another set of writers.

Or I could be wrong.

i wish hollywood would get some fresh talent behind the doors.

M.A.N.T.I.S. was years before it's time.  But it would be cool if they could bring it back.  Still, I'm excited about Black Lightning. Like most black kids, Black Lightning was the first face of color I saw in comic books, Storm, Luke Cage and Black Panther coming later.  FOX aka DC has been doing a good job of showing people of color in superhero shows and an "okay" job of portraying black superheroes.  This will be there chance to step up their game and do things right.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed but I'll be tentative with my complete hopes.

I think that is part of the problem.  It was Hollywood!  lol.

patrick jacinthe said:

i wish hollywood would get some fresh talent behind the doors.

Yeah that its a Greg Berlanti Production.

Boo that its Fox.

I remember being amped when I first saw "Sleepy Hollow", too. Look where that went!

The Show Holds Promise, However Networks Like "FOX" And "The Syfy Channel" Have A Horrible Record Of Letting Shows Go, Just When They Are About To Bloom. We Shall See.

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