As Arrow ended and Supergirl just announced its final season. Another Arrowverse series is about to end but in return a new story is about to open.
Black Lightning is about to air it’s 4th and final season next year. One of the characters Painkiller will have his own spin off so there will still be African American representation in the Arrowverse. Black Lightning is the first Arrowverse series that centers with an African American lead and mostly African American cast. It is not as big as Black Panther but it did make a difference in the Arrowverse and CW programming. It shows you wont need to racebend established characters to give diversity to Primetime tv. The developer of the Show, Salim Akil confirmed that the 7th episode of the final season will be the introduction to Painkiller, as a way to kickstart the Spin off.
Some of the achievements of this show is winning the Black Reel awards for Outstanding Drama series. Black Lightning also became a part of the multishow crossover of the Arrowverse. It is part of the Crisis of Infinite Earths.Black Lightning also gave great representation for African American female superheroes because his two daughters, Lightning and Blackbird are both prominent part of the show. Black Lightning have a mostly African American writing staff. So the presentation of the African American experience is more authentic. The program is a critical winner to Rotten Tomatoes. The first season got a 96% positive review. As Black Lightning say goodbye, the spinoff that will focus on Painkiller will continue its legacy as part of the CW Arrowverse.
Jordan Calloway will continue his role as Painkiller.Hopefully Blackbird and Lightning will be in Legends of Tomorrow. It is not yet announce if some cast members will carryover to the spin off.