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DC TV Podcasts Black Lightning WonderCon ’18 Interview:

The first season of The CW’s new hit DC series Black Lightning is about to come to a conclusion with two remaining episodes. To get ready for that, Black Lightning Podcast joined fellow reporters at WonderCon this year to chat with the writers of the series as they break down the process of writing the Pierce family and more.

Black Lightning Podcast spoke with showrunner/executive producer Salim Akil as well as staff writers Lamont Magee and Pat Charles as they discussed the following:

-Whether or not DC heroes who have been namedropped on Black Lightning exists in the world of Freeland

-Which of the characters that Lamont connects with when writing the episodes

-The process of writing for Marvin “Krondon” Jones’ Tobias Whale

-The calm before the storm in the remaining episodes of Season 1

-Whether or not the A.S.A. will be concluded in Season 1 or if it will carry into Season 2

-What goes into the song selection that the show has, from Salim’s perspective.

-The father-son-like relationship between Gambi and Jefferson.

-How much of Salim’s own family life that is used as inspiration to build the Pierce family’s dynamic on screen.

-What is coming up for Lynn in terms of how she feels about her family all having superpowers.

-The ultimate question: does Salim believe in the resurrection?

-Which character’s voice Pat has in his head when writing the characters on the show and who speaks to him the most.

-How they have setup Lala’s arc and where that character is going in coming episodes.

-What Pat’s experience has been like in this writers room compared to others that he has been part of.

-What sort of influence Arvin Pierce’s (Jefferson’s father) work will continue to have in Black Lightning’s life.

-Will certain DC Comics characters appear on the show in the near future.

“The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

RETURN OF THE WHALE – Tobias (Marvin Jones III) returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) provide surprising aid. Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star. The episode was written by Jan Nash & Adam Giaudrone and directed by Oz Scott (#112). Original airdate 4/10/2018.

Black Lightning Season 1 airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on The CW! Make sure to follow Pat on Twitter @PatCharles1!

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Black Lightning




New Fan Podcast Dedicated To

The Upcoming Live-Action Black Lightning Television Series On The CW

Thursday, May 12, 2017 – DC TV Podcastswhich is a podcast network for multiple high-quality DC Comics TV dedicated podcasts, is expanding with a ninth podcast, as another iconic DC hero is coming to the silver screen: Black Lightning Podcast, the Internet’s 1st dedicated podcast for the new CW series!

Black Lightning is a fan podcast devoted to the upcoming CW series, Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, from the creators of The Game, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, along with DC TV producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Black Lightning Podcast will be helmed by a quartet of hosts featuring new voices to the DC TV Podcasts Network: Constance Gibbs (Feature Writer at New York Daily News), Britney Monae (Host of DC TV Classics and Writer of The Marvel Report), Dorian Parks (Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Geeks of Color) and Clement Bryant (Social Media Director of The Marvel Report), all of whom have made names for themselves individually in the world of pop culture, and will now be joining forces to cover the CW’s Black Lightning.

Just like some of the other DC TV Podcasts, this show will have a “Season Zero” which will begin this summer before shifting into a bi-weekly format this fall. On each episode of Black Lightning Podcast, the hosts will provide an in-depth exploration of the main characters as well as dissecting both past and current interpretations of the characters throughout the prequel season.

In addition, they will also take a look at some of the comics featuring Jefferson Pierce in action while also focusing on the character’s appearances in the media, from movies to television as more information come out on the new CW series. Once Black Lightning debuts on The CW, Black Lightning Podcast will become your one-stop shop for all things related to the series. Andy Behbakht, host of The Flash Podcast, will work as a consulting producer on the podcast from behind the scenes with our quartet of hosts.

Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce a.k.a. Black Lightning, Christine Adams as Lynn, Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce and China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce. Developed by The Game and Being Mary Jane’s Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil as well as The Flash, Supergirl and Riverdale’s Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Black Lightning is based on the DC Comics property of the same name.

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About DC TV Podcasts:

DC TV Podcasts is a podcast network that features a collection of high-quality and popular podcasts devoted to DC Comics television series, such as The CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, FOX’s Gotham, as well as the DC Films in the DC Extended Universe and classic old-school DC TV shows! Join the hosts of Quiver: The Green Arrow Podcast, The Flash Podcast, Legends of Gotham, Supergirl Radio, Legends of Tomorrow Podcast, DC Films Podcast, iZombie Radio, and DC TV Classics every week for news, commentary and opinions about the comic book shows as well as DC Comics films.