CW cancels Black Lightning

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>The end for Black Lightning is in sight. The CW confirmed today that the superhero drama will end with the upcoming fourth season, which is set to premiere early next year.

>The move follows the network’s announcement last week that it is planning a planted spinoff of the series titled Painkiller, starring Jordan Calloway who will reprise his role as the titular character. The episode will air during upcoming fourth and final season of Black Lightning. Painkiller is written, directed and executive produced by Salim Akil, who also has been the driving creative force behind Black Lightning as executive producer/.showrunner.

>Black Lightning, which originated at Fox before migrating to the CW, broke ground as the first DC superhero series with a Black lead. It is the second DC drama on the CW to end their run this season, along with Supergirl. The network is adding Superman & Lois to the schedule this season and has Wonder Girl in the works, along with Painkiller.