The third season conclusion of Black Lightning hinted at a daring new approach for the forthcoming fourth season, one that will alter the series’ and the Arrowverse’s overall scope. But, despite this, there are still multiple plots in motion and a plethora of unexpected developments ahead.
Black Lightning Season 4 Release Date
Chapter 3 of “The Book of War,” titled “Liberation,” depicts the decisive battle for Freeland’s survival. Before fleeing, the ASA made sure to remove any traces of their occupation and cover up any atrocities they may have committed before the Markovian army assaulted the city, headed by the super-soldier known only as Gravedigger.
Ordinary residents were trapped in the crossfire, and only Black Lightning, his metahuman comrades, and the Freeland Resistance stood between them and a nuclear strike from the ASA.
The fact that Freeland was spared from nuclear attack is not a secret. The town of Jefferson Pierce, however, will never be the same after this. There were many endings in the season finale, but there were also many beginnings hinted at.
A Fourth Season of Black Lightning has been Ordered.
Season 4 of Black Lightning will premiere in late January 2020. It was revived alongside The Flash, Arrow, and The Flash, all of which are based on characters from DC Comics.
Even though it’s not the most watched show in the Arrowverse, Black Lightning is doing better than ever for the network now that it’s taking place on Earth-Prime.
When Will Season 4 of Black Lightning Air?
There has been no confirmation of a premiere date for season 4 of Black Lightning. The show is expected to return in the fall of 2020, perhaps in the month of October.
Black Lightning’s season debuts have followed this pattern for the past two years, though the show’s third season could be delayed until Spring 2021. However, it is unclear whether or not Black Lightning will remain a Monday night staple or explore other scheduling options.
The Plot of Season 4 of Black Lightning
The ASA is dead and the metahuman infants they made, known as the Green Light Babies, have been stabilised; these are the two most important lessons from the third season finale of Black Lightning.
In the finale’s final scene, Black Lightning, Thunder, and Lightning testified before Congress about the ASA’s crimes against Freelanders during their occupation, presenting a briefcase full of secret ASA documents as evidence of the organization’s decades-long effort to create an army of super-soldiers by experimenting on the children of Freeland.
The ASA immediately disbanded after this. Dr. Lynn Stewart proposed an unique boarding school equipped to deal with the requirements of metahuman children, and the special congressional committee looking into the incident in Freeland approved money for it.
As the ex-husband of the doctor in charge of the school, it appears likely that Jefferson Pierce, a much-loved educator and well regarded member of the Freeland community, will play some role in the administration of this unique institution.
And it’s not out of the question that some of the young metahumans Jefferson enlisted to help him save the city will end up teaching or learning there. But, the future is not without its dark clouds.
Tobias Whale, the former underworld ruler of Freeland, is still at large despite the fact that the ASA has been dismantled and the evil Agent Odell is behind bars. Given that his former underling Lala now occupies that position and has the support of the newly revived Lady Eve and the shadowy Shadow Board, it seems doubtful that the throne will change hands without a fight.
Much more hardship awaits Black Lightning and the heroes of Freeland in Season 4 thanks to the fact that Gravedigger is still alive and free.