Superfans of the DCEU are in for a treat as HBO Max is working on developing one of the most intriguing TV shows for streaming services. It was last year when the announcement for the development of a Green Lantern TV series was made and earlier this month, the show scored a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, with Seth Grahame-Smith (who was once supposed to direct The Flash movie) serving as showrunner and co-writing with Marc Guggenheim. With the most recent updates from Illuminerdi, we have gained insights into details on characters like Guy Gardner, Alan Scott, and the newest Lantern Bree Jarta as well as alien Lanterns Sinestro and Kilowog.
The show is aiming to set its focus on multiple heroes from the Green Lantern Corps and the makers are currently working on casting the three leads. We have some exciting information on the characters and the setup of the developing series.
Guy Gardner: White Male, 30’s. A hulking mass of masculinity, as rendered in the comics. Guy is a personification of the hyper-patriotism found in the 1980’s that birthed Hulk Hogan and Rambo. However, Guy is still likable. He might act foolish, but he is not a fool. Guy loves his daughter and wife with all of his hard-partying, fast driving, hot tempered heart. But like many alpha males, there is a deep undercurrent of pain driving it all.
Bree Jarta: Black, Female, 30’s. Few Lanterns take their commitment to the Corps and it’s purpose more seriously than Bree. Bree is half-human and it’s the half she’s worked hard to forget. Bree has an alien mother and a human father. However, she was raised on a more enlightened planet with an advanced society. Bree outworked her peers and earner her Ring only to find herself partnered with Guy Gardner.
Alan Scott: White Male, 28 years old. From the outside, Alan is the model of early 1940’s. The image of a G-Man. Alan is handsome, clean-shaven and well dressed without a hair out of place. He has spent his young life trying to personify truth, justice, and the American Way. He is already a household name in L.A. and is seen as hero thanks to positive press coverage. However, for all of Alan’s honesty, there is one huge lie that follows him. He is a gay man. A fact that, in his era, could cost him his job, or even his life.
Last month, The Direct also revealed that the Green Lantern series will feature multiple time periods ranging from the 1940s, the 1980s, and the modern days as a part of its plot. The series is looking forward to commencing the filming process in April of 2021. Unlike many other Berlanti Productions, particularly those set in the Arrowverse, this project is looking to shoot in Los Angeles.
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It was also discovered earlier this week that the series is being developed for a TV-MA (Mature Audiences) rating, which will likely be due to profanity and violence throughout the show. No DCEU project besides this year’s Birds of Prey has gone above a PG-13 rating, so this proves that Green Lantern will probe into much more mature themes and include more explicit and violent content.
However way the Green Lantern series chooses to portray the story, it will surely make for an interesting show at the very least.
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