10 DC Characters That Deserve A Television Series

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon January 11, 2017 09:39 AM

#10- The Green Lantern Corps

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Although the DC Extended Universe currently has Green Lantern Corps slated for a July 24, 2020, release date, there’s no reason the Corps couldn’t be explored on the small screen, as well. After all, we currently have Flashes in both the DCEU and the Arrowverse, and Tyler Hoechlin’s portrayal of the Man of Steel on Supergirl further solidified the fact that audiences are more than receptive to multiple iterations of their favorite heroes.

What’s more, a Green Lantern Corps TV series could afford viewers an opportunity to become more familiar with some of the lesser known Lanterns. While the Green Lantern Corps film will most certainly focus on heavy hitters such as Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, etc., there are a plethora of other names to pull from. Sodam Yat, Soranik Natu, G’Nort, and fan-favorite Kilowog are just a few that come to mind.

Following the exploits of an intergalactic peacekeeping organization as they police their way through outer space would definitely require a hefty budget to truly bring the series to life, so it’s not something one would expect to see on the CW. However, a more frugal option could be to simply take a page from the comics, particularly Sam Humphries’ Green Lanterns title. A series focusing on the buddy cop relationship between Jessica Cruz and Simon Baz, who serve as the rookie Green Lanterns of Earth, is an excellent way to bring the concept of the Green Lantern Corps to the small screen, and

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