It's learned that Jeremy Irvine is in talks for the Green Lantern series coming to HBO Max to play Alan Scott, a lead in the show.
Update: Irvine has confirmed he has been cast in the role.
"Very excited to be joining the DC Universe!! Can’t wait to get started. #GreenLantern," posted Irvine on Instagram.
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Irvine is known for Dalgliesh, Treadstone, and Life Bites, and would join Finn Wittrock who is playing Green Lantern Guy Gardner.
Alan Scott is gay in the series and is described as: White Male, 28 years old. From the outside, Alan is the model of early 1940’s. The image of a G-Man. Alan is handsome, clean-shaven and well dressed without a hair out of place. He has spent his young life trying to personify truth, justice, and the American Way. He is already a household name in L.A. and is seen as hero thanks to positive press coverage. However, for all of Alan’s honesty, there is one huge lie that follows him. He is a gay man. A fact that, in his era, could cost him his job, or even his life.
The description for Green Lantern also offers: 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.
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.
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