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'Black Lightning' Showrunner Salim Akil Discusses Show's Unique Features


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Officially picked up at US broadcaster The CW a little earlier this year, upcoming DC superhero series 'Black Lightning' will come to viewers at some point in 2018, allowing the lesser-known member of the DC heroes roster to shine like never before. With the network also playing host to 'Arrow', as well as its fellow 'Arrowverse' shows such as 'The Flash', 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' and 'Supergirl', many jumped to the conclusion that 'Black Lightning' would exist within the same frame. It's now been confirmed however that the show will serve as its own entity entirely.

Salim Akil serves as co-showrunner on 'Black Lightning'Salim Akil serves as co-showrunner on 'Black Lightning'

Despite that, a fresh perspective from those working on the series may be exactly what the viewing public need. With Cress Williams in the driving seat as Jefferson Pierce, aka the titular hero, viewers will catch up with his character years after he hung up his suit and retired from the superhero lifestyle, hoping to live out a fairly normal and regular life with those that he loved.

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Salim Akil and Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil Thursday 16th August 2012 Los Angeles Premiere of 'Sparkle' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Salim Akil and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Salim Akil and Grauman's Chinese Theatre
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Sparkle Trailer


Sparkle is our eponymous star, set to shine in this tale of rags to riches as she rises to achieve her ambition of becoming a musical force. A musical prodigy from an affluent area of Detroit, Sparkle must overcome issues that are tearing her family apart whilst following her own musical ambitions. One of three sisters to a single mother, Sparkle tries to balance a new romance with music manager Stix whilst dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will inevitably bring as she and her two sisters, Sister and Dolores, strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown era.

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Salim Akil - Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil Friday 17th February 2012 The 43rd Annual NAACP Awards at The Shrine Auditorium - Press Room

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Drylongso Review


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Drylongso is an African-American term meaning "ordinary." This indie, telling the story of an Oakland girl who takes Polaroids for her 35mm photography class and works nights wallpapering on the streets goes nowhere fast. The plot centers around a friendship with another African-American girl who disguises herself as a man... and this friendship reveals what? Not a lot. Truly deserving of its name.
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