FandomWire is reporting that Black Lightning will be making an appearance in “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” The CW‘s next DCTV crossover set to air this winter.
The event will span five hours: an hour each for Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and newcomer Batwoman. This has come to be the norm for Arrowverse crossovers; most of The CW’s DC properties have had the chance to participate in various ways. One character, however, who has not had a chance to play ball in Black Lightning.
Black Lightning (played by Cress Williams) has headlined his own show of the same name since January of 2018. The series sees a retired Black Lightning return to his life as a superhero and follows the effects of his vigilante activity on his professional and family life. Though the show airs on The CW and the character has deep roots in the DC Comics, The CW has yet to include Black Lightning, in any capacity, in the larger Arrowverse.
The site reports its sources as saying that Black Lighting won’t have a massive role in the crossover, and will be more in line with how Batwoman was used in last year’s “Elseworlds” crossover.
Black Lightning Season 3 is set to air on October 21, 2019 on The CW.