Fox decided that black superhero 'Black Lightning' won't fit into current drama space.
Apparently black superheroes are not welcomed at Fox. FOX has decided to go against the pilot production commitment after deciding that the superhero show was not a good fit into its already crowded genre drama space.
The drama series is based on the DC character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden. Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hellbent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.
Black lightning is one of the first major African American superheroes to appear in DC Comics. The character debuted in 1977 in a self-titled series that ran for 11 issues.
Black Lightning has never before appeared in any live-action DC Comics adaptations. He has appeared in a number of animated projects, however, voiced by the likes of Levar Burton and Blair Underwood. He also made a memorable appearance in a 1992 Saturday Night Live sketch, played by Sinbad. Airing just after the iconic “Death of Superman” hit the stands, the sketch sees Black Lightning attempting to crash Superman’s funeral. You can watch the full sketch on NBC‘s official SNL site.
Now ‘Black Lighting’ is picked up The CW. Fox doesn’t want any black powerful heroes being represented on their channel, well make sure that Fox won’t have any black viewers. Although it’s not a breaking new, but Fox represents racists in America