This is how I would do it for the tv series.
WARNING This will not be comic book accurate, this would strictly be for TV and to match the CW’s theme of story telling
I would take Virgil Hawkins and have his parents killed by gang violence. After such a traumatic experience he activates his metagene and starts to wonder how he got his powers. He finds his birth certificate but comes to a shocking discovery that Robert Hawkins is not his biological father but it is Olympic athlete Jefferson Pierce. Virgil then leaves Dakota and heads to Freeland to meet his biological father only to discover that Jefferson has a family of his own already…
I could go on but I don’t want to go to far in detail lol. How would you guys do it? Are you all fans of Black Lightning and Static and what do you think of my storyline of how Static is brought into Black Lightning