Black Lightning Season 5 Release Date Rumors: Is It Coming?

Black Lightning is a superhero series created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden based on the eponymous DC Comics character. The lead role of Jefferson Pierce, played by Cress Williams, is a retired Black Superhero who returns to action. It was written and directed by Salim Akil, and the series’ first episode aired on January 16, 2018.

While it was not as popular as other superhero shows in the Arrowverse, it did acquire a loyal fan base that supported Jefferson Pierce and his family in their quest for justice. But has DC ever failed us? The fantastic series has fans all wound up in anticipation of the launch of another season.

So, will there be a season 5 of The Black Lightning? Let’s find out!

Black Lightning Season 5 Release Date

Season 4 of Black Lightning debuted on The CW on February 8, 2021, and ended on May 24, 2021, with the season finale. The fourth season is based on ‘The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure.

The news about a fifth season is a bit depressing. The CW renewed the show for a fourth season on January 7, 2020. However, on November 20, 2020, the network revealed that season 4 would be the show’s final season nearly a year later.

Everyone was shocked by the announcement, especially when the show got renewed for season 5. Moreover, there is no specific reason for the show’s cancellation, but dropping ratings was most likely a significant factor. But keep your fingers crossed as anything can happen regarding DC.

There is another piece of news for the disheartened fans – the character Khalil Payne, aka Painkiller, played by Jordan Calloway’s

Black Lightning Season 5 Cast

Black Lightning Season 5 Cast

As the series is not renewed for another, it is painful to say goodbye to the characters. However, if DC decides to give fans what they want (obviously another season of fighting evil), it will presume that all the characters will come back together.

China, Williams Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, and a slew of other cast members, as well as some newcomers, will undoubtedly be in attendance, making the event a must-see if it takes place.

Black Lightning Season 5 Trailer

As the story is not getting renewed for another season, we do not expect a trailer to be released. But don’t be disappointed; several fan-made trailers are available on YouTube that you can watch, but they are not official. Since the creators have announced the season 4 as a finale, there won’t be any season 5 coming.

Black Lightning Season 5 Storyline

Black Lightning Season 5 Storyline

There’s no disputing that the show’s plot is one of the big draws for viewers, and it’s one of the many reasons people keep tuning in to watch the CW series.

As the series is not set to be renewed, we may never know what happened in season 5 of Black Lightning. Therefore, any speculation about the storyline is not possible.

Black Lightning Renewal Status

There has not been a formal cancellation of season 5 as of now. The show’s dropping rating has resulted in a final episode of season 4. But sadly, the show won’t be renewed for another season.

Black Lightning Season 5 Renewal Status

So we cannot expect season 6 as per the reports now. Not all news is sad. There will be a spin-off of the series, namely Painkillers. So don’t say bye to the characters right away.

The Conclusion

Although there hasn’t been a series cancelation, we can safely say it’s time to say adieu to the characters. However, not all bad news has hidden good news. ‘Painkiller’ focuses on Jordan Calloway’s character Khalil Payne, and it is a spin-off of The Black Lightning, which is set to air soon.

Overall, the show has an IMDb rating of 6.1/10. It has received mixed reviews from critics. No matter what, DC is never going to disappoint its fans. Let’s make it a Happy DC day.

Did you watch the previous season of the show? Let us know in the comment section what you expect from the show. Stay tuned and bookmark this page for further updates and news regarding the show.

Happy-Binge Watching!

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