HBO Max’s Green Lantern was announced back in 2019 during the streaming service’s reveal event. We had little information at the time besides Greg Berlanti‘s involvement. He is certainly no stranger to DC, as he pioneered the current DC TV line-up. He is well-known behind the shows The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Titans, and Doom Patrol. Ever since we have not received any updates on the status of the show. Finally, Deadline announced that the show would be written by Arrowverse alum Marc Guggenheim and writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who is known for The Lego Batman Movie and the It films. With the announcement of the writers, we got also got the confirmation that the show was ordered for ten hour-long episodes. It will feature the likes of many fan-favorite lanterns such as Alan Scott, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Guy Gardner, Sinestro, and Kilowog. They also teased new additions to the ranks of the Green Lantern Corps. Story details are still being kept under wraps so it will be interesting how they balance the different eras.
Alan Scott is the sole lantern of the Justice Society of America and is still confirmed as Earth’s first Green Lantern. It is uncertain if we even see Sinestro from the Yellow Lantern Corps at one point in the series. This show has the chance to introduce some really unique dynamics and relationships with its large cast. Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz, two recent additions, have shown the difficulties of fighting their inner demons. Especially Jessica’s anxiety could be an important aspect of the story. The powered rings are heavily tied to the characters’ emotions. So, they can use this chance to highlight the struggles we face in our own lives.
This is the most info we’ve gotten on the Green Lantern series in some time. Geoff Johns’ MadGhost Productions has also added the upcoming live-action series, so they will most likely be involved alongside Berlanti Productions. It’s currently unclear if fan-favorite characters such as Kyle Rayner, Jon Stewart, and Hal Jordan will make an appearance. It does seem likely they could be saved for a film project, or are introduced in a future season.