Green Lantern Series Officially A Go: ‘Thrilling and Epic’

Officially picked up by HBO, with a new synopsis released mentioning Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

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The Green Lantern series is officially a go on HBO with eight episodes, said to be the DCU’s first live-action series.

With James Gunn filming his Superman movie and all the current talk being about the set images featuring David Corenswet, Warner Bros. announces HBO has officially picked up Lanterns for the DCU.

Follows new recruit John Stewart and Lantern legend Hal Jordan

The series was first announced as part of James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU described as “this enormous TV event series follows intergalactic cops John Stewart and Hal Jordan as they uncover a dark mystery.”

Now with the official announcement comes a further description which offers John Stewart is new and younger than the older Hal Jordan:

The series follows new recruit John Stewart and Lantern legend Hal Jordan, two intergalactic cops drawn into a dark, earth-based mystery as they investigate a murder in the American heartland.

First new live-action series for the DCU

The official announcement also makes mention Lanterns is first new live-action series for the DCU, so that means the Waller series apparently will come sometime after.

The first official DCU series is the animated Creature Commandos series, with it thought the live-action Waller series would follow, but apparently that is not the case.

 “We are elated to be reuniting with both Chris Mundy and Damon Lindelof as they partner with Tom for this fresh take on DC’s ‘Green Lantern.’ As part of James and Peter’s vision for the DC Universe, this first new live action series will mark an exciting new era,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content, in the announcement.

James Gunn and Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of DC Studios, said “We’re thrilled to bring this seminal DC title to HBO with Chris, Damon and Tom at the helm. John Stewart and Hal Jordan are two of DC’s most compelling characters, and LANTERNS brings them to life in an original detective story that is a foundational part of the unified DCU we’re launching next summer with ‘Superman.’”

Tom King: “Thrilling and epic “

Tom King, known for being a DC Comics writer who co-wrote the series, also posted on Instagram about the Green Lantern series:

Finally can talk about what I’ve been working on for the past year and more. From DC Studios and Warner Bros, we’re bringing Lanterns to HBO.

Chris, Damon, and I created it; Chris is writing and running it while Damon and I write and executive produce. I like to think of it as from the creators of Ozark, HBO’s Watchmen, and, of course, Batman meets Elmer Fudd.

We’re working with a dream team writer’s room, putting together something thrilling and epic and intimate and and grounded and funny and true—a super hero show that brings together the glories of the comics with the excellence of an HBO prestige drama.

It’s such an honor to work on these characters, to build on what titans John Broome, Gil Kane, Denny O’Neil, and my old pal (and Batman/Fudd fan), Neal Adams created. We’re endlessly inspired by and grateful for the creativity of so many Lantern comic creators from 1940 to this Wednesday.

On a personal level, my late mother was a Warner exec: being back on her lot, building something cool that she’d love—it feels real special.

The official announcement also said:

HBO Original Drama Series LANTERNS Greenlit

Chris Mundy, Damon Lindelof And Tom King To Co-Write And Executive Produce The Series

HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has given an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for LANTERNS, a new drama series based on the iconic DC title. Emmy®-nominee Chris Mundy (HBO’s “True Detective: Night Country,” “Ozark”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Emmy®-winner Damon Lindelof (HBO’s “Watchmen” and “The Leftovers”) and Eisner Award winner Tom King (“Mister Miracle,” “Supergirl”) will co-write the new series with Mundy. Lindelof and King will also serve as executive producers.

HBO in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios. LANTERNS is co-written by Chris Mundy, Damon Lindelof and Tom King. The series is executive produced by Mundy, Lindelof and King. Based on the DC comic “Green Lantern.” 

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