HBO Max has a Green Lantern series in the works that will feature some of the famous heroes who went under the moniker.
The upcoming series is said to be more mature than previous adaptations of the property, spanning decades to cover the origin story of two Green Lanterns while showing a glimpse into their arch-nemesis Sinestro. Finn Wittrock is set to play hot-headed Guy Gardner, while Jeremy Irvine was recently reported to play the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott.
Irvine announced his involvement in the project in an Instagram post, saying “Very excited to be joining the DC Universe!! Can’t wait to get started.” The English stage and screen actor will be portraying Scott as a secretly gay FBI agent in the 1940s, who eventually becomes the first Green Lantern.
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In comic book continuity, Green Lanterns are members of the intergalactic organization known as the Green Lantern Corps. Selected for their incredible willpower, Green Lanterns are assigned to sectors around the universe, using their power rings to defend these sectors from any threats.
Written by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also serves as the showrunner), Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, Green Lantern is part of a new wave of DC series, including Matt Reeves’ series on the Gotham City Police Department and the J.J. Abrams-produced series featuring the Justice League Dark team. The series is executive produced by Berlanti, Guggenheim and Grahame-Smith with Geoff Johns, David Katzenberg, David Madden and Sarah Schechter, with co-executive producers Elizabeth Hunter and Sara Saedi.