We have the first trailer for the upcoming Black Lightning series. I have to say that I’m excited for this new series to drop. Going by Entertainment Weekly, this series will not be in the Arrow-verse. To quote the article from EW.
CW chief Mark Pedowitz revealed to reporters on Thursday morning ahead of the network’s upfront presentation that Black Lightning does not take place in the Arrowverse — the same shared universe that the other four series call home. Couple that with the fact that Black Lightning films in Atlanta, while the rest of the shows film in Vancouver, and it’s basically a logistical nightmare. Black Lightning is also slated to debut in midseason, not in the fall.
“We do not aim to do a five-way crossover,” Pedowitz said. “Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall.”
I have to say that I’m happy the series is not in this universe. I want to see this series stand on its own two feet instead of having to be in an already established universe. It also opens up that we could get characters like Blue Devil or even their own version of Green Arrow if they choose too. Anyway, check out the trailer and let us know what you think. I’m still XBen3000 and I’m out!