Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the proposed Green Lantern series has been completly scrapped and sent back to the drawing board at HBO Max. The series was announced in 2019 by producer Greg Berlanti and would be an anthology series set throughout time, with each episode featuring a new Lantern. Jeremy Irvine (Treadstone) and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) had signed on to play Alan Scott & fan-favorite Guy Gardner for the show. Seth Grahame-Smith also boarded the show in 2020 as showrunner and completed scripts for all eight episodes. However, it will not move forward due to the series’ price tag, which is set mainly in space. Both actors and Seth Grahame-Smith have departed.
The streaming service will look for a new writer, and the show is expected to feature only John Stewart. This could also mean the new show will be set on Earth to cut back on VFX costs. Fans commonly complained about the lack of space adventures when 2011’s Green Lantern hit theaters starring Ryan Reynolds. However, cutting costs is something Warner Brothers Discovery CEO David Zaslav is keen on for HBO Max properties. Greg Bernlati will be the only producer from the original team to stay on for the new iteration of the show.
Green Lantern has no set release date for HBO Max