The Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max has found its director with Lee Toland Krieger who directed and produced the pilot episode for The CW's hit Superman & Lois series.
Lee Toland Krieger is also known for directing and producing episodes for the hit Netflix series Shadow and Bone, as well as episodes of Prodigal Son, the Russo brothers' Deadly Class, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale, and more.
It's reported Krieger will direct and produce the first two episodes of Green Lantern.
Green Lantern will be co-written and executive produced by Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, with Grahame-Smith serving as showrunner. Greg Berlanti's production company, Berlanti Productions, will also produce, along with Geoff Johns.
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.
An HBO exec previously offered the series is "going to span several decades [focusing] on two stories about Green Lanterns on Earth” as well as one in space “going into the Sinestro story.”
The Superman & Lois pilot was watched by 3.25 million viewers, and Lee Toland Krieger also directed the second episode that was watched by 2.7 million viewers.
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