Get your power ring ready, as HBO Max is tackling the wild world of Green Lantern. The streaming service has given the official green light for a live-action miniseries based on one of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.
But we aren’t just getting one lantern in this series, as the show will depict the wide range of Green Lanterns, which includes Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott (Earth’s first Green Lantern and also an out gay man). They aren’t alone either as Variety notes that the Green Lantern series will also include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, along with newcomers to the Green Lantern Corps.
The series will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner. Seth Grahame-Smith served as one of the many writers on The LEGO Batman Movie and also produced the recent IT films for Warner Bros. Guggenheim is the creator of shows like Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, as well as spending some time as a writer of Green Lantern comics. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.
HBO Max has ordered 10 one-hour episodes. Green Lantern will join the already streaming Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol, and Titans., and follows follows the recent announcement of a Matt Reeves’ Gotham P.D. show and the James Gunn/John Cena series Peacemaker.