Black Lightning Gets Prime Post-Flash Timeslot; CW Announces Mid-Season Schedule

by Erik Amaya

 

While we still have the CW superheroes for a couple weeks, the winter hiatus will soon be upon us. But when they return, they’ll have a new member in their midst: Black Lightning. Originally developed for FOX, the series will join The CW roster on January 16th, taking DC’s Legends of Tomorrow post-Flash timeslot.

The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero raising his two daughters and working as the principle at a local charter high school. But when an old family foe return to pollute the streets with drugs and violence, he’s forced to become Black Lightning once more and protect his city.

Joining Cress are China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters Jennifer and Anissa Peirce, Christine Adams Jefferson’s ex-wife Lynn, James Remar as Jefferson’s best friend Peter, Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale.

Legends of Tomorrow will take the month of January off, but according to Entertainment Weekly, it will return in February on a new night and time. Meanwhile, the rest of the DC  superheroes will resume their seasons the week of January 15th.

Black Lightning comes to The CW on January 16th.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.