FOX is looking to get into the Greg Berlanti business.
Variety reports the producer's pitch for a series centered on the DC Comics character Black Lightning has landed at the network with a pilot production commitment. Salim and Mara Brock Akil will write the pilot.
The series, should it make it to air, will see long-retired Jefferson Pierce taking up his superhero identity to help his daughter and a star pupil navigate the tough streets and late adolescence.
Berlanti Productions, Akil Productions and Warner Bros. Television will produce the series with the Akils serving as executive producers.