In brightest day, in blackest night, no franchise shall escape my sight on HBO Max. With Warner Media revealing the first details of their HBO Max streaming service, the inevitable subject of DC superhero properties was bound to come up. And one of the first new DC TV series on the horizon for the new service? Green Lantern.
Greg Berlanti, the busiest man in genre television, and the man who helped bring the Arrowverse to life over on the CW, is overseeing two new live action superhero series for HBO MAX. One of these is Strange Adventures, a superhero anthology series starring Adam Strange. The other is a mysterious title focused on the world of the Green Lantern Corps.
“Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” Berlanti said in a statement. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”
While no other details are currently available about this new Green Lantern TV series, one thing is certain: this isn’t a sequel to the disappointing 2011 movie that starred Ryan Reynolds. Will this show be set on Earth or the deepest reaches of space? Will it even focus on Hal Jordan, or will we finally get John Stewart in live action? Or could this series go all in and bring us Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Kyle Rayner, Guy Gardner, or even further back in the Green Lantern history?
It’s not clear at this time what this means for the prospects of the Green Lantern Corps movie that has long been in development at Warner Bros. Pictures under writers like Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer. In all likelihood, the HBO Max series will replace that project, and this version of Green Lantern will be the definitive live action interpretation of this mythology for the foreseeable future.
No release date has been announced, but HBO Max will launch in May of 2020, so don’t expect this Green Lantern TV series any time before 2021. We’ll update this as more information becomes available.