One of DC Comics’ biggest TV projects is moving forward. HBO Max’s Green Lantern series has found its showrunner in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 44-year-old will also co-write the inaugural episode with Marc Guggenheim, the co-creator of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Grahame-Smith also has credits on The Lego Batman Movie. The hour-long series will consist of 10 episodes.
Alan Scott, Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, and Simon Baz will be making their on-screen debuts as Lanterns based on Earth. While popular characters like Sinestro and Kilowog will be making appearances in the series.
Scott, introduced in the 1940s, is the original Green Lantern. Gardner, who arrived in the 1960s, has shown a reputation of having a fist first attitude. Cruz and Baz were introduced in the past few years as the newest lanterns. Cruz is a Latina while Baz is a Muslim American. Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Kyle Raynor will not be appearing in the series.
The series will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Warner Brothers Television. This may be Berlanti’s most expensive project to date. The show, still in the development, may begin production in mid-2021, depending on when they find directors and casting. The show will attempt to course-correct after 2011’s Green Lantern, a box office flop
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