Ever since Smallville I think The CW have made some of the best live action comic incarnations we’ve seen. They make sure they put a good team who know the comics and how to make a good TV show behind scripts and manage to make movie type action on the small screen.
Black Lightning is their latest comic to TV show and from the trailer it looks like it’s going to be a massive hit and welcome addition to the CW lineup.
From what we can see in the trailer it’s like someone has stopped and though “What if we combined Iron man, Luke Cage and Arrow into one show” and then gone and done it.
I like how they show the evolution of him having a real purpose and origin story. The whole angle on this show looks like it will find an audience pretty quickly. It leaves a few questions, like how will it overlap with the other DC comics shows on CW, maybe it won’t as it looks like it could stand up on it’s own. One thing I’d love is for CW to air comic inspired TV shows all year long, it would mean they have room to develop more like this and maybe even bring Constantine back.
Posted by Adi Mursec on May 18, 2017