HBO Max’s Green Lantern Series Being Redeveloped Around Jon Stewart After Showrunner Departure
In what has been nothing short of a whirlwind these last few months for DC and Warner Bros. Discovery, the shake-ups continue with news that HBO Max‘s Green Lantern series will be redeveloped into a Jon Stewart-focused series after the departure of showrunner and writer Seth Grahame-Smith. The series previously starred Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine and was set to follow Guy Gardner and Alan Scott. The series will now follow one of the more popular Green Lanterns in the comic book series.
Stewart’s Green Lantern is also one that has made many appearances in animated series and is one of the publisher’s first black superheroes. Most likely with Wittrock and Irvine out, the search for the live-action Jon Stewart will begin. There is still the possibility of including Gardner and Scott in some form in the future or in a limited capacity but it seems the focus right now is on Jon Stewart and with Greg Berlanti having attempted to make a live-action Green Lantern series before with this being their second attempt after the Ryan Reynolds-led 2011 film, I am sure Berlanti is looking for a win on this one.
Warner Bros. Discovery has shaken up DC Studios and its properties as they previously canceled Batgirl which led to some internet backlash and also removed over 30 animated titles from the library. They have also made the announcement of Cartoon Network and Warner Animation being merged into one studio and yesterday, dropped the bombshell news of James Gunn and Peter Safran serving as co-CEOs of DC Studios. One thing can be said about Warner Bros. Discovery and that’s the fact that they have a plan and have not wavered from it regardless of the backlash. We can only hope that this pulls the DC property from the darkest night and into the brightest light.
Look for more information on Green Lantern here as the story develops. No release date or plot details have been given at this time but Green Lantern‘s light will be coming soon as the series moves forward from its early development.