Black Lightning(*4*)’s fourth season will come with a backdoor pilot for a derivative display, Painkiller(*4*), which is able to center of attention on sequence common Jordan Calloway’s persona, Khalil Payne, as he reckons with his darkish previous. “Whilst season 4 could also be the tip of 1 adventure, I am extraordinarily excited to bring in a brand new bankruptcy and endured collaboration with The CW as we inform the tale of Painkiller,” Akil stated within the observation. He will write, produce, and direct the pilot. Whilst they did not give an actual reason why for the display’s finish, it sort of feels Black Lightning(*4*) could also be ending to provide Painkiller(*4*) its opening. After all, it may additionally have one thing to do with Black Lightning(*4*)’s drop in scores closing season.
“The affection that Blerds and all comedian e-book enthusiasts all over the world have proven this sequence over the last 3 seasons proved what we imagined, Black other people wish to see themselves in all their complexities,” Akil stated. “Thanks to the exceptional forged, writers and team with out whom none of this may’ve been conceivable. I am extremely pleased with the paintings we now have been ready to do and the moments we now have been ready to create in bringing DC’s first African-American circle of relatives of superheroes to lifestyles for the tradition.”
Black Lightning(*4*) returns for its ultimate season on February 8, 2021.