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    Painkiller was a potential spin-off television series of Black Lightning based on the DC Comics character, Painkiller.

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    Khalil Payne is a young man ridden with the guilt of his troubled past from his former life in Freeland City, where, as a super-enhanced killing machine known as Painkiller, he was both a member of Tobias Whale's gang and a weapon of Agent Odell and the shadowy ASA. After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace...but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Khalil Payne and Painkiller. As his violent, destructive history crashes his idyllic new beginning, Khalil is thrusted back into action with a new mission – bring justice where he once gave out punishment – but to do that, he will first have to deal with and harness his darker side, Painkiller.[1]

    Production[edit | hide]

    The seventh episode of the fourth season of Black Lightning, entitled Painkiller (Black Lightning), served as a backdoor pilot for the potential series. On May 24, 2021, it was announced that the show was not picked up.[2]

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    Cancelled Projects
    Films
    Superman III: Supergirl Superman V Batman Continues Catwoman Batman Unchained Batman: DarKnight Robin Superman: The Man of Steel Green Lantern 2 The Batman Harley Quinn vs The Joker Joker The Trench The New Gods Wonder Twins Batgirl Black Canary The Amazons Wonder Woman 3 Zatanna
    Television Series
    Lobo Green Arrow and the Canaries Painkiller Wonder Girl GCPD Justice League Dark Constantine Madame X Justice U
    Episodes
    Final Girl Flesh & Bone Thirteen Unaired Pilot Raven
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