Network: The CW
No. of Seasons: 4
In November 2020, The CW announced that Black Lightning is ending with season 4. The show’s final season premiered on February 8th and is expected to end later this year. A reason for the cancellation was not given at the time of the announcement, but season 4 is only averaging a 0.12 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 438,000 viewers ― down by 44% in the demo and down by 33% in viewership.
Though the Cress Williams-fronted series is about to take its final bow, a Painkiller spinoff series, starring Jordan Calloway, remains a possibility. Black Lightning’s episode 7 of season 4, which aired earlier this month, served as the backdoor pilot for the spinoff.