Salim Akil Archives

Is Black Lightning Headed For A "Flashy" Future? Talking Crossovers
Instead, it's going to be about series showrunner Salim Akil, series star Cress Williams, and what could've been when it comes to crossovers- and what could still be As every avid Arrowverse viewers know, Jefferson Pierce (Williams) aka Black Lightning was a major player in the massive, five-part "Crisis on Infinite Earths" mega-crossover event that brought[...]
Black Lightning S04E07 Preview: Can Khalil Conrol His Painkiller Side?
Written and directed by Salim Akil. "When we first started the 'Black Lighting' journey, I knew that Jefferson Pierce and his family of powerful Black Women would be a unique addition to the superhero genre," said executive producer Salim Akil in a statement when news of the series ending was first announced "The love that Blerds[...]
'Black Lightning' Season 2, Episode 16 "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega" – Family United? [PREVIEW]
Salim Akil directed the episode written by Charles D Holland Did you really think we were going to stop there, Black Lightning fans? Here's a look at the official images for this week's second-season finale of CW's Black Lightning, "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega": #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1[...]
Black Lightning EP Salim Akil: Domestic Violence, Breach of Contract Claims "Totally Untrue"
UPDATE: Black Lightning showrunner Salim Akil responded to accusations of domestic violence and breach of contract via his attorneys on Sunday, denying all allegations In a statement given to Deadline Hollywood, attorney Stephen D Barnes of law firm Barnes, Morris, Klein, & Yorn said: "These allegations are deeply upsetting – but they are also totally untrue[...]
Black Lightning Producer Salim Akil Sued for Domestic Violence, Breach of Contract
Black Lightning producer Salim Akil has been named in a lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, with the actor alleging she had a years-long "physically and sexually abusive relationship" with the producer-director Brenner is also suing Akil for breach of contract over a script Brenner claims she wrote and Akil used for his[...]
Black Lightning Season 2 Premiere Summary: "Team Lightning" Faces Green Light Fallout
Directed and written by Salim Akil Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, and Angela Rye guest star. Black Lightning s0202 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter Two' Black Lightning s0203 – 'The Book of Consequences: The Rise of The Green Light Babies: Chapter Three' Black Lightning s0204 – 'The Book of Consequences: The[...]
Black Lightning
Executive producer Salim Akil takes us inside the episode as Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and Peter Gambi (James Remar) figure out new ways for Black Lightning to use his powers… and the first one we get to see is him flying. Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce — Photo: Richard Ducree/The CW — © 2018 The CW[...]
Black Lightning
All rights reserved. In the video below, executive producer Salim Akil introduces us to LaWanda White (Tracey Bonner), a mother whose daughter has also been taken by the 100, but the cops do nothing because there is no evidence that she was taken against her will LaWanda wants to know why Black Lightning went in to[...]
Black Lightning
The CW is doing their presentation at the Television Critics Associations winter press tour today and among the guests was Salim Akil, one of the co-creators and producers on the new CW series Black Lightning Akil is producing with the godfather of superhero television, Greg Berlanti, as well as Mara Brock Akil and Sarah Schechter. During[...]
Black Lightning
Executive producer Salim Akil talked about this dynamic to It's hard for any parent to see their children grow out of the nest That's how Jefferson will react to seeing his daughters get their powers In a way, he'll be a little fearful, because he understands what having powers is and what it means[...]
Cress Williams Puts On The Black Lightning Costume
A pilot is currently filming in Atlanta for the CW with Williams playing Jefferson Pierce and is being put together by Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil Shannon hasn't worked on the other other CW series, but she has worked on Iron Man and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. Salim Akil had this to say about the[...]
Report: Christine Adams Joins Black Lightning Cast In Ex-Wife Role
According to a report from Deadline, Christine Adams has been cast in the role of Lynn, ex-wife of the titular Black Lightning. Produced by Arrowverse mogul Greg Berlanti and written and produced by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, Black Lightning is based on the character created by Tony Isabella and with Trevor Von Eeden for DC Comics,[...]
Report: Cress Williams Is Black Lightning In CW TV Show
Cress Williams has been hired to play the titular lead in the eponymous series, which was originally slated for Fox, but picked up by CW instead when they realized that every other show on their network is based on a comic book, so why not go all in? Produced by Arrowverse mogul Greg Berlanti and written[...]