'Black Lightning' may have just boosted its superhero status after Cress Williams appearance in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'
This was the first time the show had any interaction with the rest of the Arrowverse and though only Jefferson had a part to play, it still establishes that 'Black Lightning' is just as important as the other Arrowverse shows.
For a very long time, 'Black Lightning' has been the sickly younger sibling of the Arrowverse, never getting as popular as its sister shows. This is pretty unfair, to be honest, because the series is actually quite good, with an excellent cast and some very interesting storylines.
However, now that Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has made an appearance during the 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' crossover, things might just turn around for the show. This was the first time the show had any interaction with the rest of the Arrowverse and though only Jefferson had a part to play, it still establishes that 'Black Lightning' is just as important as the other Arrowverse shows.
In an interview with TVLine on December 10, Williams talked about his first crossover and the experience of shooting in Vancouver saying, "It was really cool. This is my third time now working there. A long long time ago, in the ‘90s, I did a miniseries that shot partly in Vancouver. And then when we did the pilot for Black Lightning, we shot most of it on Atlanta, but after we went back to L.A. we needed to do some additional shoots, so I went to Vancouver for like a day."
"I love Vancouver," he continued. "And all of these other shows — other than Batwoman — have been doing it longer than we have, so it was cool to “see how the other half lives” and to exchange stories on how they do things, and what works for them and what works for us... They had a lot of knowledge of the day-to-day, but we came on with, like, the best suit. [Laughs] Everybody was in awe and envious of my suit, and the technology of how my mask is attached."
Hopefully, this won't be the last time 'Black Lightning' gets to interact with the heroes of 'Arrow', 'The Flash' and all the other Arrowverse shows. If the crossover follows the comics, 'Crisis' should end with the multiverse collapsing into a single universe, which would finally put all the Arrowverse heroes on the same Earth and open up a whole new world of possibilities.
'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 4 will air on The CW on January 14. 'Black Lightning' Season 3 is currently on break but the show is expected to return to the air on January 20.