Seth Grahame-Smith Writing The Green Lantern Series For HBO

Seth Grahame-Smith, Green Lantern

by James White |
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Green Lantern might have become something of a maligned joke for Warner Bros. – helped along by star Ryan Reynolds' endless series of self-referential gags on the matter – but that isn't stopping the studio's parent company Warner Media from trying again, this time on the small screen. Seth Grahame-Smith is writing the pilot and will run the eventual show for streaming service HBO Max.

Marc Guggenheim, who co-wrote the original film, and has since gone on to small screen success himself working on shows such as Arrow and Legends Of Tomorrow, will have a hand in the pilot script alongside Grahame-Smith. Also involved? Regular DC TV uber-producer Greg Berlanti, who also counts the Lantern film among his scriptwriting credits.

The show, according to its current creators, will be a saga spanning decades and galaxies And will feature a host of Green Lanterns, the galactic police officers that patrol the known and unknown universe. The show will focus on Earth-centric Lanterns Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, and Alan Scott and will also have alien Lanterns such as fan-favorite Kilowog, as well as Sinestro, a former Lantern now turned villain. It's all being considered the most expensive show to date from Berlanti's superhero-stuffed company. Depending on schedule and safety procedures, this could be shooting next year.

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