“It’s almost subversive, the way that the Akils and fellow EP Greg Berlanti have so deftly disguised such a hard-hitting and political series as a mere superhero piece, utilizing the conventions of the genre to progress a much more powerful message,” writes Neil Turitz.
Production began today on Season 6 of the political drama, which will now revolve around Robin Wright’s character, after Kevin Spacey was dropped from the series following a slew of sexual assault allegations.
Like Sundance before it, female filmmakers are well represented at SXSW, and a quick glance at the lineup reveals such potential gems as Julia Hart’s Fast Color starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lynn Shelton’s Outside In starring Jay Duplass, and Hannah Marks and Joey Power’s Shotgun starring Maika Monroe.
“Even if I don’t think Hereditary totally works in terms of what story gets told, the storytelling is commanding. As an experience, this was exactly what I look for from a Sundance midnight movie — a creepy exercise in control that sends the audience uneasily out into the frozen dark,” writes noted horror buff Drew McWeeny.
Season 1, Episode 3 – On this week’s Black Lightning, Freeland’s citizens stand up and march against the 100 Gang, while Jefferson watches over. Anissa continues to explore her powers and Jennifer decides to have sex.