Black Lightning Season 5 Release Date And Renewal Status In 2022

‘Black Lightning’ is a superhero show based on Tony Isabella’s and Trevor Von Eeden’s DC Comics protagonist.

It features Cress Williams plays Jefferson Pierce, a former Black superhero who comes to action after his community is overtaken by criminal activity. On January 16, 2018, the series premiered.


The show has garnered a generally favorable review from critics during its four seasons. While the show was not as successful as other superhero series in the ‘Arrowverse,’ it established a devoted fan following Jefferson Pierce and his family’s battle for justice.

Naturally, fans must be eagerly anticipating word regarding the show’s fifth season. If such is the case, we have you covered. Here is all we know about the fifth season of ‘Black Lightning.’

Black Lightning Season 5 Release Date

Regardless of how anxious fans are for season 5, there is one heartbreaking piece of news that will shatter their hearts. On November 20, 2020, the CW revealed that there would be no Black Lightning season 5, making the previous season the fourth and last.


Although there have been no official reasons for the cancellation of season 5, it is assumed that the cancellation is because of the fourth season’s ongoing decline in ratings.

It surprised those hoping to see Black Lightning season 5 and who were not expecting it to end soon.

Black Lightning season 5 is canceled, and the spin-off, ‘Painkiller,’ is also being shelved, which is quite distressing.



Black Lightning Storyline

The primary storyline of Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce, a vigilante. He can control lightning and save a portion of society from “so-called” societal difficulties such as racism and racial conflict. This superhero is a father as well as a hero.

He desired to improve the world for community members who face racism or racial prejudice.

We witnessed the combat between Jefferson and Tobias Whale, a villain, in season 4. And, like with every superhero film or television series, the conclusion of this show is highly satisfying for fans.

Jefferson eventually won the conflict; he also stood down as a superhero, delegating duties to his kids and the future superhero. According to season 4, Grace Choi should be the next superhero, and Jefferson has entrusted him with all of his talents to save the community’s residents.

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Black Lightning Season 5 Cast

If the series ever gets renewed for season 5, then the main cast of the show is expected to come back for season 5 as listed below:

  • Cress Williams as Black Lightning
  • Laura Kairuki and China Anne McClain as Lightning
  • Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart
  • Nafesssa Williams as Blackbird
  • James Remar as Petar Gambi
  • Marvin Gordon Jones III as Tobias Whale

Black Lightning Season 5 Trailer

As the series is canceled for now. So, there is no trailer for Black Lightning season 5. Check the season 4 trailer for now:

Where To Watch Black Lightning?

All four seasons of Black Lightning are available to stream on Netflix. So, go and check out and enjoy!