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Deadline is reporting that The CW has added Sibongile Mlambo, Alexander Hodge and James Roch to the cast of Painkiller, the Black Lightning spinoff. Painkiller is planned as a planted pilot spinoff that will air as the seventh episode of Black Lightning’s fourth season. Jordan Calloway will reprise his role as the titular character while Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil will write, executive produce and direct. Mlambo is set to star as Maya, who is described as a “strikingly attractive woman yet is icy and mysterious”. She is a natural leader who immediately gives the impre
The CW is developing a backdoor pilot around the Painkiller character from the Black Lightning series. The pilot is being written, directed and executive produced by the Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil. The planted pilot will air as the seventh episode of Black Lightning’s fourth season, which will premiere in February 2021. The Painkiller spinoff is from Warner Bros Television. Berlanti Productions, which produces Black Lightning and all other DC series, is not involved. Source: Deadline