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Black Lightning showrunner keen on Static appearance

The CW is set to add another DC show to its slate midseason with the arrival of Black Lightning, and according to showrunner Salim Akil, Jefferson Pierce may not be the only superhero we’ll be seeing the series.

“I love the idea of Static Shock, and in success, hopefully, we’ll be able to pull other characters in that way,” said Akil. “So I’m holding out hope because I love that character.”

Warner Bros. has had ambitions of bringing Virgil Hawkins into the world of live action for several years now, with a digital series announced way back in 2014 and rumours that Jaden Smith was being eyed for the lead as Static. However, the project failed to materialise.

Turning back to Black Lightning and while it has previously been announced that the show won’t be part of the Arrowverse, it seems that could change somewhere down the line,

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