While the Green Lantern Corps. movie has stalled for years now, we are officially going to see some iteration of Green Lantern on the small screen, as ArrowVerse mastermind Greg Berlanti is cooking up a Green Lantern TV show. He will also continue to grow his DC Comics small screen empire with a new anthology series based within the DC universe itself.
Greg Berlanti is known best for his DC superhero shows on The CW. He is the producer behind the incredibly successful Arrow, which is bringing its run to an end this season. He also masterminded the spin-off series The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightening and Batwoman, all of which will come together in a massive crossover later this fall with Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Now, he is moving forward on two superhero shows being created exclusively for the new streaming entity HBO MAX, which is launching in May 2020. The DC Anthology series is title Strange Adventures. The other show doesn't have a title yet, but the press release claims that this will be a "Green Lantern inspired series".
Strange Adventures will feature characters from DC's expansive canon. It will be a one-hour superhero-themed adventure that explores, "close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and super-humans."
So far, DC is keeping pretty tipped lipped about what fans can expect from the Green Lantern series, apart from the fact that it is actually happening. Something we can't really say about the Green Lantern Corps. movie, since we haven't had any kind of update from Warner Bros. on that front in a very long time. Greg Berlanti said this in a statement.
"Both of these original DC properties we'll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television. 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."
Greg Berlanti and Arrow consulting producer Marc Guggenheim are responsible for co-writing the 2011 Green Lantern atrocity starring Ryan Reynolds. Though, it is noted that the pair lost creative control during the production, so they can't be completely blamed for the movie's failure. Perhaps this is Berlanti's chance to set things right?
At the moment, Berlanti is in control of 9 different live-action DC Comics shows. They include Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and Black Lightning on The CW, with Titans on DC Universe, along with the forthcoming Stargirl, and Doom Patrol, which will be streaming on both DC Universe and HBO Max for its second anticipated season.
Greg Berlanti is also in the midst of creating more ArrowVerse shows for The CW. They include Superman & Lois and an all-female Arrow spin-off featuring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy, and Juliana Harkavy.
Serving as executive producers on Strange Adventures will be Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and showrunner/writer John Stephens. Both it and the Green Lantern series are coming from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. This news comes from Entertainment Weekly.