A Green Lantern series was announced for HBO Max months ago, but not much else was known about it. Until now.
Plot details are now available for the first time, however. The show will depict the adventures of a multitude of Lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz and Alan Scott — Earth’s first Green Lantern, is a gay man (a recent change to the mythos) and many more. The series will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, and will also introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.
HBO Max has ordered 10 one-hour episodes. The series will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti is under a rich overall deal.
Grahame-Smith is a novelist and screenwriter, whose onscreen credits include “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Dark Shadows.” He also wrote the novels that served as the basis for the films “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”
Guggenheim is name DC Fans will really be familiar with. He has been an integral part to the CW DC Comics shows and even co-wrote the Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Don’t hold that part against him.
This is the latest DC show set up at HBO Max, with the streamer leaning heavily into the DC Comics IP controlled by parent company WarnerMedia. It was recently announced James Gunn is working on a series spinoff of his “Suicide Squad” film with John Cena attached to star. It was announced in July that Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter had received a series commitment from the streamer to create a series about the Gotham PD. The series is meant to tie in to the upcoming Batman film starring Robert Pattinson.
But it doesn’t stop there. DC still has fan favorites “Harley Quinn,” “Doom Patrol,” and “Titans” that have all been renewed. Also not to mention other DC shows in development at the streamer including “Strange Adventures” and “Justice League Dark.”