Black Lightning Season 5 Release Date Status Renewed or Cancelled?

Black Lightning Season 5: Another American superhero TV show, Black Lightning, is regarded as one of The CW’s greatest. Fans are now waiting for Black Lightning season 5—if it ever comes. Black Lightning, which premiered on The CW on January 16, 2018, is based on a superhero of the same name created by Tony Isabella and Trevor Von Eeden in DC Comics (Black Adam). The second season of this show was released on October 9, 2018, the third season on October 7, 2019, and the fourth season on February 8, 2021. Each season features 13 to 16 episodes that range in length from 39 to 43 minutes.

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This superhero drama action TV show created by Salim Akil recounts the narrative of an African-American superhero Jefferson Pierce, a vigilante with the ability to harness lightning. He continues to fight crime even after he has retired. We can also observe how social concerns are linked to racism and other social issues in this show. Black Lightning, produced by Robert West, has become one of The CW’s most successful and watched TV shows, and superhero fans adore it.

However, it has received generally mixed reviews. This TV show received a 6.1 out of 10 rating on IMDB, while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 92 percent critics’ review and a 51 percent average audience rating. So, will they continue Jefferson Pierce’s journey in Black Lightning season 5 after four seasons?

Will There be Black Lightning Season 5?

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No matter how eagerly people await Black Lightning season 5, there is some awful news that will crush their hearts. The CW revealed on November 20, 2020, that there will be no Black Lightning season 5, making the previous season the fourth and last season. Although there has been no official justification for the cancellation of Black Lightning season 5, it is thought that the cancellation is due to the ongoing decline in viewership of the fourth season.

It comes as a surprise to those who were anticipating seeing Black Lightning season 5 and did not anticipate it to end soon. Not only is Black Lightning season 5 canceled, but the spin-off, ‘Painkiller,’ is also said to be canceled, which is incredibly distressing.

How Did Black Lightning End?

Let’s see how the season finale finishes since there will be no Black Lightning season 5. We can watch Jefferson’s attempt to overcome Tobias Whale in the final season. In the fourth season, we witness Jefferson being confined in a coffin but escaping by mastering his powers, something he’s never done before. After Jefferson is set free, he murders Tobias. Tobias is tossed out the window and stabbed in the chest before being electrocuted by Black Lightning, resulting in his death.

Jefferson announces his retirement as a superhero after Tobias is slain at the end of the season. Jefferson then delegated the role of superhero to his daughters and Grace Choi. Not only him, but Gambi also announces his retirement, while Jefferson and Lynn proclaim their re-marriage. It is also depicted that after Lala is released from his cement prison, he discovers Tobias’ dead body, and that’s the end of the story.

Black Lightning Season 5: Cast

Although there will be no Black Lightning season 5, it’s worth checking out who has been playing during the last four seasons. Cress Williams portrays Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain and Laura Kariuki portray Jennifer Pierce/Lightning, Jordan Calloway portrays Khalil Payne/Painkiller, James Remar portrays Peter Gambi, and Marvin “Krondon” Jones III portrays Tobias Whale.

Other cast members include William Catlett as Latavius ‘Lala’ Johnson, Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi or Wylde, Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart, and many more.

Why does Jennifer Pierce look different?

According to, the reconstitution process caused Jennifer’s genes to express themselves in a different way, resulting in her new appearance. By the way, McClain decided to leave before it was evident that the current season would be the final.

What happened to Brandon in Black Lightning?

The Anti-Monitoring Crisis Brandon, along with everyone else in the multiverse except the seven Paragons, was killed by the Anti-Monitor in an antimatter wave on December 10, 2019, only to be revived a month later after the Paragons and the Spectre constructed a new universe.