Black Lightning Spinoff About Painkiller Gets Backdoor Pilot In Season 4

Painkiller first appeared in¬†the¬†Black Lightning¬†comics in 1995. In the comics, though, he’s shown as little more than an enforcer who is tasked with taking out Black Lightning.¬†While Painkiller sets a trap for Black Lightning, the former is ultimately¬†killed after a lengthy battle with the superhero. That being said, it’s great to see more of Painkiller’s backstory in the CW show. Calloway does a fantastic job capturing Painkiller’s twisted origin story and manages to transform him into a sympathetic character. Although many details for the upcoming¬†Painkiller¬†pilot are still unknown, fans are excited to see what comes next for Khalil Payne.

It will be a while before the Painkiller¬†pilot¬†premiere. Right now,¬†season 4 of¬†Black Lightning isn’t set to return until 2021. As such, it will be quite sometime before fans see the Pierce family — and Khalil — back in action.¬†Either way, though, it seems that¬†Black Lightning¬†is gearing up for its best season yet — and it’s only a matter of time before the popular CW show returns with a bang.

Source: Variety

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