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[05/10/17 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 10 - The CW Adds "Black Lightning," "Life Sentence" to Roster
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2017-18 season:

BLACK LIGHTNING

DESCRIPTION:
The first African-American DC Super Hero to have his own stand-alone comic title, BLACK LIGHTNING is based on the character created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977. Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other 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.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
· Christine Adams as Lynn
· Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce
· Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce

CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Mara Brock Akil as EP
· Salim Akil as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Akil Productions
· Berlanti Productions
· DC Comics
· Warner Bros. Television

LIFE SENTENCE

DESCRIPTION:
dramedy about a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer; when she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to live like she was dying

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brooke Lyons as Elizabeth
· Carlos PenaVega as Darrius
· Dylan Walsh as Paul
· Gillian Vigman as Ida
· Lucy Hale as Stella

CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Lawrence as EP
· Erin Cardillo as CRTR/EP
· Jeff Ingold as EP
· Lee Toland Krieger as DIR (Pilot)
· Richard Keith as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Doozer Productions
· Warner Bros. Television






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· BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LIFE SENTENCE (CW)





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