The CW has announced that the upcoming fourth season of drama “Black Lightning” will mark its conclusion.
“When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black women would be a unique addition to the superhero genre. The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black people want to see themselves in all their complexities,” said showrunner and exec producer Salim Akil in a statement. “Thank you to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do and the moments we’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African American family of superheroes to life for the culture.”
Debuting in January 2018, 45 episodes of “Black Lightning” have been produced through the end of season three. The now final season of “Black Lightning” premieres Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. A spinoff centered around the character Painkiller (Jordan Calloway) is currently in development.