Jefferson Pierce won’t be retiring his superhero persona anytime soon. The CW has renewed the Black Lightning TV show for season three which will air as part of the 2019-20 broadcast season.
Based on the DC Comics character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, James Remar, Damon Gupton, Christine Adams, and Marvin Jones III. The CW superhero drama centers on Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). While he once waged a vigilante war against crime — using the masked persona “Black Lightning”— Pierce retired years ago and now serves as the principal of a charter high school. Endowed with the amazing ability to harness and control electricity, Black Lightning jumped back into action when his city was overrun with crime and corruption. Now it stands a fighting chance, but at what cost to his family?
Currently in its second season, Black Lightning is averaging a 0.32 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.01 million viewers. Compared to season one, it is down by 42% and 41%, respectively. Given the network’s focus on DC superhero shows, it seemed likely that this one would be renewed with the rest.
Today, The CW also announced that nine other TV shows had been renewed for the 2019-20 season: Arrow, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl, and Supernatural. The fates of All American and Roswell, New Mexico have yet to be announced.
What do you think? Do you like the Black Lightning TV show on The CW? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a third season?