The DC fandom will soon be experiencing the brightest day as HBO Max has reportedly greenlit a Green Lantern TV series. Variety reports that the series, which was first announced to be in development last year is indeed pushing through. Only this time around, other characters from the Green Lantern Corps will be getting their much-deserved share in the spotlight, with iconic Lanterns like Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott all getting featured on the show. Fan-favorite characters like Kilowog and Sinestro are also said to be part of the series.
According to the report, the upcoming DC show has been ordered for 10 episodes with a runtime of 1 hour each episode and will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Seth Grahame-Smith. The episodes will be co-written by Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim from the famed Arrowverse. Other details about the series are still being kept under wraps. It's also worth noting that there's no official word yet if the show will be directly canon to the DC Extended Universe.
Read the official logline for Green Lantern here:
From HBO Max, DC, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television comes a bold adaptation of the iconic comic book franchise, a saga spanning decades and galaxies. Green Lantern will depict the adventures of a multitude 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 include fan favorites such as Sinestro and Kilowog, and will also introduce new heroes to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps.
It's looking more and more evident by the day that HBO Max is really adamant about expanding its DC Universe catalog which is a major and wise move from a business standpoint considering it will totally help build their credibility given that the streaming service is relatively new to the game. Thankfully, DC has found a new home for their upcoming slate of projects and I strongly believe they're just getting started and more news is coming our way in the coming weeks. As a huge fan of DC myself, I can't help but be excited.
The official release date for the Green Lantern series has yet to be announced.
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