If you thought audiences may be souring on the onslaught of television series based on superheroes and comic books, you’d be wrong. Hollywood is fully engaged in the realm of continuing to adapt comic books to the small screen. Along with all the current series moving into next seasons this year, like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, Riverdale, Supergirl, and Wynonna Earp, you’ll have at least three more new series featuring superheroes to check out this Fall. Check out previews for all three below after the break.
Black Lightning is the latest character from DC Comics coming to the CW. Cress Williams plays the title character who is Jefferson Pierce by day. On paper Black Lightning sounds a bit like The Incredibles, with a retired hero returning to the superhero business. The superhero debuted in the comic book Black Lightning Issue #1 40 years ago. Tony Isabella and Dennis O’Neil wrote the original stories, with artwork by Trevor Von Eedon. Black Lightning also stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, and Christine Adams.
The Gifted hails from a pretty powerful TV combo: Bryan Singer, known for everything from House, M.D., to The X-Men movie series, is co-producing the show with series creator Matt Nix, showrunner on the successful series Burn Notice. The series stars Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker (Angel) as parents who take their family on the run after they discover their children’s mutant abilities. The series producers have said it will not intersect with the X-Men movies, but you’ll see familiar characters like Blink, Polaris, Thunderbird, and Eclipse. The show co-stars Burn Notice’s Coby Bell, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. The show will air on Fox.
Inhumans joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will be part of that continuity. Inhumans will air on ABC. Anson Mount will play Black Bolt, part of the “Inhuman Royal Family” first mentioned in the MCU in Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This show will bring characters to the screen including Medusa, Gorgon, Crystal, Maximus, and Triton. Other actors appearing in the series include Iwan Rheon, Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Ellen Woglom, Sonya Balmores, and Mike Moh.
Here are the previews for these new series:
Look for these series this Fall.