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China Anne McClain Was Going to Leave 'Black Lightning' After Season 4 Regardless of Show's Fate - See Her Statement

China Anne McClain, who plays Jennifer Pierce/Lightning on The CW show Black Lightning, just revealed that she was planning to leave the show after the fourth season, regardless of if the show was picked up or not.

It was just revealed that Black Lightning will be ending after season four.

“What I did know and have known along with the rest of the cast since before we even started shooting this season is that I am leaving the show and was leaving the show,” China Anne said on her Instagram Story. “This was going to be my last season, regardless of if it went on or not. For different reasons, that, to be honest, I don’t want to go into. I just want y’all to trust me on it.”

You can watch what she had to say in the video below…

'Black Lightning' Series Will End After Season 4 on The CW

The CW’s series Black Lightning will end after the upcoming fourth season.

The fourth and final season will air early next year and The CW has already ordered a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff for Jordan Calloway‘s character Painkiller.

“When we first started the Black Lighting journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the super hero genre,” series developer and executive producer Salim Akil said in a statement (via Variety). “The love that Blerds and all comic book fans around the globe have shown this series over the past three seasons proved what we imagined, Black People Want To See Themselves in all their complexities.”

Salim added, “Thank you to the phenomenal cast, writers and crew without whom none of this would’ve been possible. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do and the moments we’ve been able to create in bringing DC’s first African-American family of super heroes to life for the culture. I’m very grateful to Peter Roth, Warner Bros. TV, Mark Pedowitz, The CW Network and Greg Berlanti for their partnership and support of my vision at every step of this journey.”

“While Season Four may be the end of one journey, I’m extremely excited to usher in a new chapter and continued collaboration with The CW as we tell the story of Painkiller,” Salim concluded.

Black Lightning stars Cress Williams, Christine Adams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, James Remar, Marvin Jones III, Jordan Calloway, and Damon Gupton.

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CW Renews All 13 Series For New Seasons Including 'Batwoman', 'Riverdale' & More

The CW had given new season orders to ALL of it’s current shows.

Batwoman and Nancy Drew have gotten their second season orders, along with veterans The Flash, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning and Supergirl.

All American, Charmed, Dynasty, In the Dark, Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico were also picked up for additional seasons on the network.

The only show left out was Katy Keene, a spinoff of Riverdale.

However, the show starring Lucy Hale, was given 13 additional scripts for it’s freshman season.

READ MORE: ‘Stargirl’ Gets First Official Teaser Trailer – Watch Now!

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DC Heroes Unite To Save All Universes In 'Crisis On Infinite Earths' Crossover Event Starting Tonight!

The massive crossover event Crisis On Infinite Earths starts TONIGHT (December 8) during a brand new episode of Supergirl on The CW!

In the first part of the event, The Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) sends Harbinger (Audrey Marie Anderson) to gather the worlds’ greatest heroes – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), The Flash (Grant Gustin), Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), Batwoman (Ruby Rose), White Canary (Caity Lotz), The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – in preparation for the impending Crisis.

With their worlds in imminent danger, the superheroes suit up for battle while J’onn (David Harewood) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) recruit Lena (Katie McGrath) to help them find a way to save the people of Earth-38.

Crisis on Infinite Earths will span over five Arrowverse shows, including Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow. It will also feature three different Supermans and an appearance from Black Lightning‘s Cress Williams.

Be sure to check out the full schedule.

Check out a sneak peek now and tune in TONIGHT (December 8) on Supergirl at 8/7c on The CW!

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The CW Renews 10 Shows - Find Out What's Coming Back!

The CW just revealed that ten primetime shows are getting renewed for the 2019-2020 season!

The network made the exciting announcement on Thursday (January 31) during the 2019 Winter TCA Tour.

The CW’s strategy to expand its primetime schedule to six nights a week including Sunday has been “an unqualified success” said president Mark Pedowitz.

“The early renewal of these signature CW series gives us a head start on laying out the 2019-2020 season, and this is just the beginning. These shows provide a strong foundation for our multiplatform programming strategy, and we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”

Scroll through the slideshow to see which CW shows are coming back!

Victor Garber & Brandon Routh Bring 'Legends of Tomorrow' to Comic-Con

Victor Garber hits the red carpet while arriving at the 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif.

The 68-year-old actor was joined at the event by his Legends of Tomorrow co-stars Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Ciara Renee, and Franz Drameh while they promoted season 3 of their superhero show.

Also spotted at Comic-Con was the cast of The CW’s upcoming new show Black Lightning – including China Anne McClain, Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, and Christine Adams.

Season three of Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on Tuesday, October 10 while Black Lightning is set to premiere on The CW in early 2018.

Watch the Legends of Tomorrow trailer below!


DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Comic-Con

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…

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Check Out the First Look of Cress Williams as Black Lightning

Cress Williams suits up as Black Lightning in this first look at the upcoming CW pilot.

The 46-year-old Hart of Dixie alum is starring in the superhero series based on the DC Comics character.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cress Williams

The show “centers on Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who hung up his suit and secret identity.”

“However, he is pulled back into the fight when one daughter becomes hell-bent on justice and the other, a star student, who is recruited by a local gang,” according to THR.

Black Lightning is currently filming the pilot in Atlanta.

Bigger poster below…More Here! »

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