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‘Black Lightning’ TV Show From Greg Berlanti Lands Pilot Production Commitment at Fox

Fox is working on another superhero show — this time, a “Black Lightning” series, based on the DC Comics character.

Superhero series gurus Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are executive producers on the project that landed a pilot production commitment at Fox. Husband-and-wife duo Salim and Mara Brock Akil are writing the television adaptation of the comic.

In the potential series, Jefferson Pierce has made his choice. He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent 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. The show is based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden.

Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions and Warner Bros. Television are producing the hourlong drama. The Akil duo, who is behind BET’s “The Game” and “Being Mary Jane,” are also exec producing, in addition to writing.

For Berlanti and Schechter, “Black Lightning” is one of many projects in the superhero genre under their belt. They are currently behind the CW’s “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorow.”

For Fox, the project is the second superhero series to go into development this cycle. The network gave a put pilot commitment to a “X-Men” series, hailing from Matt Nix. Fox is also home to “Gotham” and “Lucifer,” both of which hail from DC Comics.

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