The CW Developing BLACK LIGHTNING Spinoff PAINKILLER - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


November 12, 2020 by  

Black Lightning Spinoff Painkiller

Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne/Painkiller. Credit: The CW

The CW is looking to expand the BLACK LIGHTNING universe.

The network is developing PAINKILLER, starring Jordan Calloway as the titular character, as a backdoor pilot in the upcoming fourth season of BLACK LIGHTNING.

The planted pilot will air as the seventh episode of the upcoming season. In the potential new series, “Khalil Payne (Jordan Calloway) is a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale’s gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace…but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Khalil Payne and Painkiller.   As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrusted back into action with a new mission – bring justice where he once gave out punishment – but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side, Painkiller.”

The potential series is being written and directed by BLACK LIGHTNING boss Salim Akil.

The CW has frequently expanded the ARROWverse—which BLACK LIGHTNING officially joined with last year’s “Crisis” crossover—with SUPERGIRL, BATWOMAN, THE FLASH, and LEGENDS OF TOMORROW all part of the overarching franchise. The network also planted two pilots last season with a future-set Canaries-centric ARROW spinoff and a prequel to THE 100.

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