Another CW series set in the DC Universe will come to an end with “Black Lightning” finishing up its run with season 4 debuting in 2021….
“Black Lightning” is coming to an end.
In a surprising announcement made on Friday, the CW confirmed that the upcoming fourth season of the show would be the last. “Black Lightning” will return on Feb. 8 at 9pm ET to being the final run of episodes.
“When we first started the ‘Black Lightning’ journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the super hero genre,” executive producer Salim Akil said in a statement. “The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black People Want To See Themselves in all their complexities.”
“Thank you to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do and the moments we’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African-American family of super heroes to life for the culture.
“I’m very grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros. TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network and Greg Berlanti for their partnership and support of my vision at every step of this journey. While Season Four may be the end of one journey, I’m extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW as we tell the story of Painkiller.”
As mentioned in the statement, a “Black Lightning” spinoff based on the character Painkiller is currently in development at the CW but there’s no word yet if the show will be picked up to series.
“Black Lightning” is just the latest CW series to come to an end after it was announced earlier this year that “Supergirl” would also be concluded with the upcoming season in 2021. The CW also said goodbye to “Supernatural” this week after that series ran for an incredible 15 season before the finale episode.