Ever since it was announced that The CW had picked up Black Lightning, fans have been wondering if the show would be part of the ever expanding Arrowverse - which includes the likes of DC TV favorites like Arrow, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
Well, network president Marc Pedowitz has finally offered an answer on that one, but it may not be the one that fans necessarily want to hear.
"We do not aim to do a five-way crossover," Pedowitz said speaking with reporters earlier today. "Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall."
While this may come as a disappointment, fans should keep in mind that the same thing was once said of Supergirl. However, the former CBS DC drama was eventually incorporated into the Arrowverse thanks to a really great crossover episode that saw The Maiden Of Might teaming up with The Scarlet Speedster to take down a pair of National City's worst villains.
Additionally, Pedowitz told reporters that Black Lightning isn't part of the Arrowverse "... at this time." We're guessing that, while a five-part crossover won't be happening next season, it's something that the network must be looking at as a future possibility, especially if Black Lightning does as well as its DC TV brethren.
Either way, Black Lightning is coming to The CW next season, and we can't wait!
Be sure to check out the first trailer for the new DC TV series right here.
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, Jennifer hellbent 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.
Starring Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain and Christine Adams, Black Lightning debuts on The CW next season.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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