‘Green Lantern’ series to focus on…

(Green Lantern Jessica Cruz)

In brightest day, in darkest night there is apparently Seth Grahame-Smith. The writer/director of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterThe Lego Batman Movie has been tapped by HBO Max as showrunner for the upcoming Green Lantern television series.

Earlier this year, we reported that Green Lantern received a straight-to-series order for ten episodes, with Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim (Arrow; Legends of Tomorrow) co-writing the first hour.

While the scripts are still being broken down, the series is tentatively expected to begin production mid-2021, likely making its debut sometime in 2022.

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Now here’s the thing – don’t whet your appetite too quickly for the adventures of Hal Jordan, John Stewart or Kyle Raynor. These of course are the lanterns who come to mind immediately will reportedly not be featured.

The lineup has been set for  Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott with fan-favorite Kilowog and classic DC Comics villain Sinestro also slated to appear.

(Clockwise – Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Guy Gardner, Alan Scott, Sinestro)

It would seem Warner Bros. may be saving their most popular Lanterns for a big screen adventure. Sinestro may also be a hero in the series, not the yellow ring wielding villain we have all come to love and hate.

There aren’t many additional details at this time, but Green Lantern is believed to be executive producer Greg Berlanti’s (The Flash; Superman and Lois) most ambitious and most expensive series yet. 

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No word on casting yet, but it seems probable that we won’t hear anything on that front until, at least, early next year. 


The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor. And obviously a superhero fan.