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Showrunner and character/plot details officially revealed for HBO Max’s Green Lantern series

October 10th, 2020 by Marc Comments


Ooooooh… finally, big news of the HBO Max Green Lantern Corps series!

We’ve known the show was coming for a while now (here) and have been scrabbling any information on the show and we finally have some cool details.

Seth Grahame-Smith, writer of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and The Lego Batman Movie, will be acting as the show’s showrunner and, along with creator of The CW’s Arrowverse shows, Marc Guggenheim, will co-write the first episode.

The show will be called Green Lantern, will be a one-hour drama and has been given a 10 episode straight-to-series order.

The show is being seen as a major course correction after the movie (although that may be going some way to correct itself here) and is hoped it will make the GL the heroes they are meant to be in everyone’s eyes.

“The makers are describing the show as a saga spanning decades and galaxies And will feature a host of Green Lanterns, the galactic police officers that patrol the known and unknown universe. The show will focus on Earth-centric Lanterns Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott and will also have alien Lanterns such as fan-favorite Kilowog as well as Sinestro, a former Lantern now turned villain.

“Scott is the original Green Lantern, first introduced in 1940’s All-American Comics #16. In  the past decade, he has been receated as a gay character. Gardner was created in the 1960s and has a tough-talking, fists first attitude. Cruz, a Latina, and Bax, a Muslim-American, are more recent creations. Lanterns Hal Jordan, perhaps the best  known character in the franchise, John Stewart and Kyle Raynor are not part of the show.”

It is seemingly set primarily on the world Oa and is also reportedly the most expensive show ever overseen by Berlanti.

Providing they can find directors, the show could be in production by next summer.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….