New details emerge about HBO Max’s ‘Green Lantern’

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We haven’t heard too much since last October when we reported a Green Lantern TV series from Greg Berlanti would be headed to HBO Max. Yesterday, Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey offered a quick update, not too much, on the series’ plot and status at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday.

“Greg [Berlanti] said that I can share a few little tidbits about Green Lantern. We’re in the early stages of talking to him about it, but he did say that the series, so far, will span several decades and focus on the origin story of two major Green Lanterns from Earth, while going into the story in space and Green Lantern favorite character Sinestro,” Aubrey shared.

Heart. Stopped. Followed by a fanboy squeal.

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Sinestro is a fan favorite of anyone familiar with Green Lantern lore. He was portrayed by Mark Strong in the 2011 flop. Strong co-incidentally also portrayed the villain in last year’s hit Shazam! Sinestro begins as a hardcore Green Lantern and then discovers a yellow lantern which corrupts him, thus leading him to become GL’s greatest enemy. He is to GL what Luthor is to Superman and what Joker is to Batman.

Of course the other GL, will most likely be Hal Jordan (who was portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in the 2011 film). There was a heavy implication in The CW’s Arrow that David Ramsey‘s John Diggle could be an incarnation of John Stewart, so it’s hard to say whether Berlanti would double dip there.

We should also consider the possibility that this series could incorporate a female Green Lantern, of which there are few from Earth — Jessica Cruz comes to mind.

Not a huge update, but we’ll be close to the ground, listening. Oh yes.


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