Black Lightning season 4 is coming next year on The CW and it will serve as the final installment of the superhero drama. It was recently confirmed that the story is ending in 2021 after running in the network for more than three years. Viewers will see the titular character taking on specific missions for one last time.
In a new report from TVLine, executive producer Salim Akil confirmed that Black Lightning season 4 is going to be the final one. In a statement, he said that he knew Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) and his family of powerful Black Women would be an amazing addition to the superhero genre.
Akil added that many people the world has shown in the series in the past three seasons, and it proved what they imagined: "Black People Want To See Themselves" in all their complexities. Then, the executive producer thanked the cast, crew, and writers for making it possible.
He added that he's proud that they were able to bring "DC's first African-American family of superheroes to life for the culture." Even though the series is ending, Akil said he's looking forward to delivering more stories of Painkiller (Jordan Calloway).
In fact, the upcoming spin-off, which is currently in production, will get a backdoor pilot in Black Lightning season 4. However, fans may have to wait for the official release of the new series as the flagship show needs to wrap up its entire storyline first.
In another report, Chantal Thuy has been promoted as series regular in Black Lightning season 4. The actress plays the shapeshifting metahuman Grace Choi, who was a recurring character since the first season. She developed a relationship with Anissa (Nafessa Williams), a.k.a. metahuman Thunder and/or Blackbird.
Speaking to Deadline, Thuy discussed what's coming to her character now that she's promoted as series regular. She said that Grace began to embrace her strengths and powers as the series progresses, and this will continue in the final installment.
Thuy added her character can now control her shapeshifting abilities, and she's becoming less volatile and less of an outsider. Her tendency to avoid intimacy is mended as well, thanks to her relationship with Anissa. The actress hopes that this could mean a new suit for Grace and a chance to join more family fights to protect Freeland.
Black Lightning season 4 premieres on Monday, February 8, 2021, on The CW.