January 31, 2019

The CW announced today that Black Lightning has been renewed for a third season. The superhero drama is currently in the midst of its sophomore run, which premiered in the fall.

The hour-long series debuted early last year as a mid-season replacement. After a strong freshman performance, the network wasted no time in ordering a second season and moving it to its regular lineup for the 2018-2019 season.

Currently 11 episodes into its 16-episode Season 2, the show has earned continued critical praise, though ratings have tapered off quite a bit from Season 1.

Black Lightning follows a man who, years ago, was bestowed with superhuman powers that enabled him to harness and control electricity. Long retired from putting his life on the line, a recent rise in crime and corruption in his community bring him back into action for the sake of his family and the soul of his city.

All four other DC-related series were also picked up today by The CW. Fans can look forward to more Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow in the 2019-2020 television season.