Green Lantern Greenlit As HBO Max Series

Arguably one of the most decorated and prolific members of the Justice League will make a return to live-action. The Leaguer in question, of course, is Green Lantern, who will feature in his own solo story for the upcoming streaming service, HBO Max.

The new Green Lantern series will be produced by hotshot TV producer Greg Berlanti. For those unfamiliar with the name, Berlanti is the mastermind behind the now-iconic Arrow TV series on The CW, which has expanded to become a multi-series franchise, which will see its largest-ever crossover in Crisis on Infinite Earths set to premiere this winter.

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Greg Berlanti

But we digress. This will be the first time the ring-slinger will be adapted for live-action in over eight years, with the last outing being the poorly-received movie of the same name in 2011 starring Ryan Reynolds (a role the star poked fun at in Deadpool in 2016).

Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in 2011.

Interestingly, that movie was co-written by none other than Berlanti himself. Perhaps this is his second chance at making things right with the willpower-wielding protector of Sector 2814.

No further details on the new TV series have been unveiled yet, so we are still in the dark about its episode length and count, lead stars. However, Berlanti himself did make the bold statement in a recent statement (via Collider) that Green Lantern is slated to be “[HBO’s] biggest DC show ever made.”

More importantly, we don’t yet know which Green Lantern from the comics will be front and centre. A safe bet is Hal Jordan (whom Reynolds played as in the movie), as he’s easily the most iconic and popular Lantern out there.

The Green Lantern Corps.

Green Lantern won’t be the only DC Comics series for HBO Max to be picked up by Berlanti; he’ll also be producing Strange Adventures, “an anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist”.

No further on Strange Adventures has been unveiled since, as well.