After creating multiple hit television series, DC are looking to continue their hot streak with the upcoming Black Lightning show from FOX television.Thanks to casting site myentertainmentworld.com, we’ve now learned that the pilot episode will begin filming in New Orleans this upcoming March.
Black Lightning is one of many projects from writers and executive producers Greg Berlanti & Sarah Schechter. They’re part of the main team currently behind the CW’s The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Berlanti also serves as a producer on the CW’s Riverdale and NBC’s Blindspot.
Although the shows share the same creators, Black Lightning is not expected to cross over with any of the programs or characters from the Arrow-verse. Likewise while FOX is the home of fellow DC programs Gotham and Lucifer, Black Lightning is not likely to crossover with those series either.
Black Lightning will follow Jefferson Pierce, a character who made his choice years ago to hang up his suit and secret identity. However, his hell-bent on justice, star student daughter being recruited into a local gang pulls him back into the vigilante game as the DC Comics hero: Black Lightning.