January 7, 2020

The CW announced today that Black Lightning has been renewed for a fourth season. The superhero drama is currently in the midst of its Season 3 run, scheduled to return from hiatus with new episodes on January 20.

The hour-long series debuted in 2018 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, where it has stayed since.

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 ongoing DC-related series were also picked up today by The CW. Fans can look forward to more Batwoman, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow in the 2020-2021 television season. Veteran series Arrow will end this season.