For a while now we’ve known that the upcoming Green Lantern series on HBO Max would be following multiple generations. Each generation would follow different Lanterns such as Alan Scott, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and even Guy Gardner. Fans have been anticipating some official word on when the series may begin casting or even begin filming and now, according to a trade report, we finally have some movement.
Deadline is reporting that American Horror Story star Finn Wittrock has been cast as narcissistic Lantern, Guy Gardner. Wittrock’s Gardner is described as a “Hulking mass of masculinity and an embodiment of 1980’s hyper patriotism but also likable. The report confirms that the series will begin in 1941 where we’ll meet Alan Scott, described as a “secretly gay FBI agent”. The series will then jump to 1984, where we’ll meet Gardner alongside a brand new character, Bree Jarta.
Green Lantern currently has no set release date but is set to stream exclusively on HBO Max. The series was written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith. Guggenheim and Smith will serve as executive producers on the project alongside Geoff Johns, Sarah Schecter, David Madden, and David Katzenberg.