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.
Originally from https://screenrant.com/black-lightning-season-4-painkiller-spinoff-backdoor-pilot/