Frankly, we were sure in the decision of The CW. Indeed; Black Lightning has showcased the excellent results in its debut season. The pilot episode titled "The Resurrection" has drawn 2.31 million viewers with a 0.8/3 rating/share (P18-49). We considered this figure pretty high since it's almost equal to the results of the third episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Given the fact that The CW had picked up Legends for two more seasons, Black Lightning had a good chance for a next round. This series undoubtedly stands in one row with such The CW's hits as The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl.
Another key feature of this new series on The CW was its reception. As mentioned above, both critics and viewers were mainly impressed with Black Lightning. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series has a score of 8.43/10 and a 100% approval rating among critics, as well as 3.8/5/72% among the viewers. But on Metacritic, the picture is pretty different. Black Lightning has a score of 79/100 and 5.8/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. So, according to their statistics, a response from the target audience was mixed. Anyway, the figures were mostly favorable. An overall score of Black Lightning on IMDb is 7.2/10 > 1,700 votes.
Summing up, it was clear to us that Black Lightning Season 2 would happen on The CW. This show is 100% fits the format of the network. Besides, it possesses solid television ratings and excellent reception. We didn't see any obstacle on the way of The CW to renew this show for a second season. It turned out that we were right.
Black Lightning SummaryIf you are still not acquainted with The CW's new superhero television show, here is a brief overview below.
The story focuses on Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero formerly known as Black Lightning. Jefferson is currently a father to his two daughters, happy husband, and the high school principal. His institution serves a shelter for difficult teenagers. But when a new local gang starts to terrorize his hometown, Pierce is forced to put on his superhero suit once again, to become a vigilante, whose mission is to clean the city streets from crime. Pierce's superpower is to control electricity, and he is about to use all his supernatural abilities to protect his family and all people in the community around, no matter what happens.