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‘Black Lightning’ Spinoff in the Works at The CW

'Black Lightning' Spinoff in the Works at The CW

OWN Scraps ‘Love Is_’ Amid Creator’s Domestic Violence Lawsuit

There will not be a second season of 'Love Is_' after all, with OWN canceling the drama as its co-creator faces a domestic violence lawsuit.

Warner Bros. TV Investigating Salim Akil Domestic Violence Allegations

Warner Bros. TV has opened an investigation into allegations of abusive behavior against Salim Akil, executive producer of 'Black Lightning' and 'Love Is.'

OWN Renews ‘Love Is_’ for Season 2

OWN has renewed 'Love Is_,' bringing back Mara Brock Akil's and Salim Akil's romantic drama for a season two.

Watch The Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Genre Roundtable With Jason Blum, Robert Kirkman and More

The Genre Actor Roundtable features Shawn Levy ('Stranger Things'), Salim Akil ('Black Lightning'), Jason Blum ('The First Purge'), Jonathan Nolan ('Westworld'), Melissa Rosenberg ('Jessica Jones')…

Heroes of Horror, Sci-Fi and Supervillains: The Genre Roundtable

With comic book and fantasy fare dominating the box office and TV ratings, The Hollywood Reporter gathered producers Shawn Levy ('Stranger Things'), Salim Akil ('Black Lightning'), Jason Blum ('The…

Oprah Winfrey on Wanting to Work With Mara Brock Akil on ‘Love Is’

Oprah Winfrey spoke to The Hollywood Reporter at the L.A. premiere of 'Love Is' on Monday night. The series is based on 'Being Mary Jane' creator Mara Brock Akil's real-life romance with husband…

DC TV Watch: ‘Black Lightning’ Creator Breaks Down That Ominous Final Shot of Season 1

THR rounds up the major twists, new mysteries and more from all the DC Comics TV series.

DC TV Watch: A ‘Black Lightning’ Primer With Creator Salim Akil

The CW's newest superhero series is unlike any that's come before. Creator Salim Akil sits down with The Hollywood Reporter to detail exactly why.

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil Team With OWN for Drama Series

Brock Akil will serve as showrunner on the series, which hails from Warner Horizon.

How The CW’s ‘Black Lightning’ Hopes to Have a Lasting Impact on Culture

Showrunner Salim Akil talks with THR about the pressures of bringing a black-led superhero series to broadcast TV — and why it won't cross over with the rest of the network's DC Comics…

Greg Berlanti’s DC Comics Drama ‘Black Lightning’ Scores Pilot Order — at The CW

The drama, written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, was developed at Fox with a big commitment following a multiple-network bidding war.