Cress Williams as Black Lightning
Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain would like to see a crossover between their upcoming show “Black Lightning” and other Arrowverse shows in the future. The CW

“Black Lightning” stars Nafessa Williams and China Anne McClain revealed that they would like to do a crossover with other DC superhero series on The CW.

During an interview with DC All Access at the 2017 CW Upfront, Williams and McLain were asked if there will be a crossover between “Black Lighting” and any Arrowverse shows in the future. While Williams and McLain weren’t sure whether a crossover is a possibility, both actresses were thrilled with the idea.

“We’re hoping. In our dreams, yeah,” Williams said.

“If we did, Flash, I’m coming for you, man,” added McClain.

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Although Greg Berlanti serves as executive producer on “Black Lightning” and on all shows in Arrowverse, The CW announced during its upfront presentation that “Black Lightning” won’t immediately be part of the same universe as “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” which have all crossed over with each other. Instead, “Black Lightning” will use its first season to establish its own identity before looking into any potential crossover in the future.

In addition, “Black Lightning” films in Atlanta and not in Vancouver, where all the other DC superhero shows shoot. So logistically, there would have been issues setting up a crossover with “Black Lightning” even if it was envisioned as a part of Arrowverse.

Although showrunners Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil want to create a new world for “Black Lightning,” they aren’t completely nixing the idea of crossovers eventually. “The storytelling [of the show] is a little bit more political. It’s topical, and it’s a little grittier [but] it doesn’t mean that down the road there won’t be visits,” Salim said at the ATX Television Festival earlier this month.

“Black Lightning” revolves around father-of-two Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero gig as Black Lightning years ago. But Jefferson is forced to return to his vigilante ways when one of his daughters becomes hell-bent on justice, and the other is being recruited by a local gang. Williams and McLain play Jefferson’s daughters, Anissa (Thunder) and Jennifer (Lightning), respectively. Christine Adams, meanwhile, portrays Lynn Pierce, the siblings’ mom and Jefferson’s former wife.

“Black Lightning” will premiere midseason on The CW.