Black Lightning is coming back, as the CW renews the freshman superhero series for a second season. But Black Lightning isn’t the only one, as the CW also renewed Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Starring Cress Williams, Black Lightning follows high school principal Jefferson Pierce coming of superhero retirement after nine years to restore the power of hope to the people of Freeland. Hailed as the resurrection like black Jesus, the vigilante Black Lightning sets out to strike back against the growing wave of crime, corruption, politics and injustice. But he’s not the only one, as his oldest daughter Anissa joins the fight as Thunder.
Black Lightning airs after The Flash with Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, the Fastest Man Alive who provides protection, hope, and light as Central City’s Scarlet Speedster against meta-human threats. The Flash is a spin-off of Arrow with Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, who returns home to Star City after five years of hell to not only survive, but strive to aim high and higher for justice as a beacon of hope against those who’ve failed the people of this city. On his crusade to right his father’s wrongs, Oliver Queen becomes something else … someone else. By day, Oliver Queen is the Mayor of Star City. By night, he is the Green Arrow, a masked Robin Hood-like vigilante archer.
Both Arrow and The Flash led to DC’s Legends with fan favorites that includes Caity Lotz as Captain Sara Lance/White Canary, who leads a team of misfits, outsiders, outcasts, and renegades on a mission to travel through time: putting history back on course … which means screwing things up for the better … which is their motto, of course. Not only that, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will have a new member next season in the form of Matt Ryan reprising his role of occult expert John Constantine.
Supergirl, who returns in two weeks, stars Melissa Benoist as Superman’s cousin Kara (Zor-El) Danvers/Supergirl, National City’s Girl of Steel who is “Stronger Together” with her family and SuperFriends: serving as a symbol of help, hope and compassion against human and paranormal threats
Also renewed by the CW next season are Supernatural, Dynasty, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.