Black Lightning Season 5 Renewed or Cancelled?

A TV Show covering the life of an American superhero is deemed one of the best shows on The CW. The series was created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden in DC Comics. The fourth season was released on February 8, 2021. And now fans are eagerly awaiting Season 5. But is it even happening?

No, we regret to inform you that there won’t be a season 5 of the Black Lightning owing to its constantly dipping viewership and ratings.

The show traversed through the story of an African-American superhero Jefferson Pierce, a vigilante who possesses the superpower of harnessing and utilizing lightning. Even though he has opted for retirement, he still attempts to battle crimes and offenses in his vicinity. The show deals with various severe and essential subject matters like racism and social issues pervading the fabric of society.

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On November 20, 2020, The CW provided authorized and official confirmation that there will be no fifth installment of Black Lightning, making the fourth season its final one.

The show premiered on January 16, 2018, and saw a somewhat decent and exciting run.

In season 4, we could see Jefferson’s efforts to vanquish Tobias Whale; the former was trapped in a coffin but was eventually able to break free by using his powers. He accomplishes his long-overdue mission and kills Tobias; he is tossed out of the window with a knife running through his chest, and the lightning man electrocutes him, leading to his death. The story ends with Jefferson retiring, passing the mantle of a superhero to his daughters and Grace Choi. Gambi also announces his retirement. A happy ending as Jefferson and Lynn decide to get re-married. Lala gets out of his cement prison and discovers that Tobias is dead through his corpse.

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The fourth season’s core cast included Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce / Lightning, Laura Kariuki as The Ionosphere / Jennifer “JJ Stewart” Pierce / Lightning, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder / Blackbird, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale, Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne / Painkiller, Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi / Wylde, James Remar as Peter Gambi.

If you haven’t, you can watch Black Lightning on Netflix by subscribing to the streaming service.

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