Fear not, Canucks — Black Lightning, the latest DC Comics-based TV series, is indeed coming to the Great White North.
However, it will be taking a route different from fellow superhero shows like Arrow, The Flash and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. While those series (and most comic book shows, really) air on CTV or CTV Two in Canada, Black Lightning will instead be branded as a “Netflix Original” in the region, exclusive to the popular streaming service.
While the series is set to debut Tuesday, January 16 in the United States (over on The CW, of course),Black Lightning will make its Canadian debut January 23, on Netflix.
This is an unusual route for a superhero show in Canada (even Runaways is airing on Showcase), but it’s not totally unheard of — Riverdale is also branded as a “Netflix Original” in Canada, and has found great success as one.
So, if you’re a Canadian and want to catch the live-action take on Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, you’ll want to keep your eyes on Netflix, one week after the series debuts in the U.S.
Debuting Tuesday, January 16, Black Lightning stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning, China Anne McClain as his younger daughter Jennifer Pierce, Nafessa Williams as his older daughter Anissa Pierce, Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce, James Remar as Peter Gambi, Damon Gupton as Henderson, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III as Tobias Whale and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi.
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