HBO Max has officially given the green light for the live-action Green Lantern TV series Variety has revealed.
The streaming service which first announced the series was in the works last year has ordered ten one-hour episodes. The series will follow the adventures of Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Guy Gardner and Alan Scott —Earth’s first-ever Green Lantern who true to the comics, is a gay man. Fan favourite characters such as Sinestro and Kilowog will also feature, with more heroes introduced into the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.
There is no mention of Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Kyle Rayner in the series. That will no doubt upset some fans, but Warner Bros. will be keeping these characters for the big screen for the time being it seems.
Seth Grahame-Smith (The Lego Batman Movie) will serve as showrunner and co-write the series with Arrowverse veteran Marc Guggenheim. Fun fact, Grahame-Smith was the first director attached to helm the long gestated Flash movie before leaving due to creative differences, whilst Guggenheim was one of the writers who penned the ill-fated Green Lantern movie.
Super producer Greg Berlanti’s — Berlanti Productions who oversee the Arrowverse and other DC TV-related properties will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
In April there was a report that Geoff Johns would be producing the Green Lantern series for HBO Max alongside Berlanti, but there was no announcement of his involvement in Variety’s article. It’s possible Warner Bros left his name out with the ongoing investigations surrounding the way he, along with Joss Whedon and Jon Berg reportedly treated cast and crew during filming on Josstice League.
He may still be listed as Executive Producer, but at this point we’re not sure of his involvement with the series itself, but he will get co-credited for the creation of Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz.
Updated 09/10/2020 23:44:
DC have issued a press release which has confirmed Johns involvement.
Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and David Madden will serve as Executive Producers alongside Greg Berlanti.
SOURCE | Variety
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