‘Green Lantern’ Series Gets Greenlight at HBO Max, Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim to Write
HBO Max has placed a series contract with "Green Lantern", Variety has learned.
Based on the DC Comics property, the show was first announced as under development last year. However, the details of the plot are now available for the first time. The show portrays the adventures of a wide variety of lanterns, including Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott - Earth's first green lantern who, true to the comics, is a gay man - and many more. The series will also feature fan favorites like Sinestro and Kilowog, and introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.
HBO Max has ordered 10 hour-long episodes. The series is co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as the showrunner. Berlanti Productions will produce in partnership with Warner Bros. Television, where Berlanti has signed a major deal.
Grahame-Smith is a novelist and screenwriter whose 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" after writing the screenplay for the former. He was also the producer of the two most recent "IT" films and the reboot of "Child's Play".
It is repeated by Ziffren Brittenham.
DC fans will no doubt know Guggenheim very well, who in addition to his work as a comic book writer has written several DC projects for film and television. He was co-creator and showrunner of the successful CW series "Arrow" and "Legends of Tomorrow". He co-wrote the 2011 film "Green Lantern" with Ryan Reynolds.
He is again taken care of by Syndicate Entertainment.
This is the latest DC show to be set up on HBO Max. The streamer leans heavily on the DC Comics IP, which is controlled by the parent company WarnerMedia. It was recently announced that James Gunn is working on a spin-off series of his film "Suicide Squad," starring John Cena. In July, it was announced that Matt Reeves and Terrence Winter had received a series commitment from the streamer to create a series on Gotham PD. The series is to build on the upcoming Batman film with Robert Pattinson.
Other DC shows currently airing on HBO Max include "Harley Quinn", "Doom Patrol" and "Titans". DC shows that are being developed at the Streamer include "Strange Adventures" and "Justice League Dark".
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