HBO Max Nixes Hal Jordan & Alan Scott Series, Shines Green Lantern’s Light on John Stewart

It looks like the lineup for the Green Lantern HBO Max series has changed once more. The series, which has been in the works since late 2019, will now focus on John Stewart.

John Stewart is one of the DC’s first Black superheroes and is a unique Green Lantern. Military trained and an architect, John is able to tackle problems with a more unique lens by seeing multiple angles and dimensions.

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The DC series was originally meant to revolve around Guy Gardner and Alan Scott with Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine cast in the respective roles.

Currently, no actor has been cast as John Stewart but the series’ writer and showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith has departed the project after completing scripts for an eight-episode season. According to sources, Grahame-Smith’s departure is due to a number of regime changes at HBO Max, its parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, and now, DC Comics.

The show’s executive producer Greg Berlanti remains on the project.

The Green Lantern HBO Max series is Berlanti’s second stab at the DC hero. He previously penned the 2011 Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds. The movie was met with negative reviews and is considered a flop, grossing only US$219 million on a budget of US$200 million.