HBO Original Drama Series 'Lanterns' Greenlit

by Outsiders
June 25, 2024
HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has given an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for LANTERNS, a new drama series based on the iconic DC title. Emmy(R)-nominee Chris Mundy (HBO's "True Detective: Night Country," "Ozark") will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Emmy(R)-winner Damon Lindelof (HBO's "Watchmen" and "The Leftovers") and Eisner Award winner Tom King ("Mister Miracle," "Supergirl") will co-write the new series with Mundy. Lindelof and King will also serve as executive producers.

The series follows new recruit John Stewart and Lantern legend Hal Jordan, two intergalactic cops drawn into a dark, earth-based mystery as they investigate a murder in the American heartland.

Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content, quote: "We are elated to be reuniting with both Chris Mundy and Damon Lindelof as they partner with Tom for this fresh take on DC's 'Green Lantern.' As part of James and Peter's vision for the DC Universe, this first new live action series will mark an exciting new era."

James Gunn and Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of DC Studios, quote: "We're thrilled to bring this seminal DC title to HBO with Chris, Damon and Tom at the helm. John Stewart and Hal Jordan are two of DC's most compelling characters, and LANTERNS brings them to life in an original detective story that is a foundational part of the unified DCU we're launching next summer with 'Superman.'"


HBO in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios. LANTERNS is co-written by Chris Mundy, Damon Lindelof and Tom King. The series is executive produced by Mundy, Lindelof and King. Based on the DC comic "Green Lantern."



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FSB21 - 2024-06-26 @ 2:49 pm

If this is going to feature the older Hal Jordan with his gray temples, then I suggest Thomas Jane for the part. Just look at him, he looks like the comic book Hal Jordan. He has done a lot of dramatic roles and hes a good actor. I think he would do a fine job as Hal Jordan.

SpiderS - 2024-06-26 @ 12:58 am

Speaking of new DCU, just saw Mr. Terrific and Superman's costume and it's actually better than first pic but still feels uneven, from general design standpoint I think it was a great mistake to have V neck, Neck is pretty important part of Superman visual and using V neck makes his neck look artificially thinner and therefore less muscular and powerful which is bad for supes, traditional neck arrangement would do a lot of good here.

As for general feel of the costume it does feel like CW quality but I'm hoping this costume is more of a stunt/flexibility one and will be touched up in the post like it was with Black Panther costume in civil war, that was also pretty loose and baggy as well as more flat in finish. Mr. Terrific on other hand looks really well done although his footwear is kinda lame looking.

Outsiders - 2024-06-25 @ 11:22 pm

HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has given an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for LANTERNS, a new drama series based on the iconic DC title. Emmy(R)-nominee Chris Mundy (HBO's "True Detective: Night Country," "Ozark") will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Emmy(R)-winner Damon Lindelof (HBO's "Watchmen" and "The Leftovers") and Eisner Award winner Tom King ("Mister Miracle," "Supergirl") will co-write the new series with Mundy. Lindelof and King will also serve as executive producers.

The series follows new recruit John Stewart and Lantern legend Hal Jordan, two intergalactic cops drawn into a dark, earth-based mystery as they investigate a murder in the American heartland.

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Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO and Max Content, quote: "We are elated to be reuniting with both Chris Mundy and Damon Lindelof as they partner with Tom for this fresh take on DC's 'Green Lantern.' As part of James and Peter's vision for the DC Universe, this first new live action series will mark an exciting new era."

James Gunn and Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of DC Studios, quote: "We're thrilled to bring this seminal DC title to HBO with Chris, Damon and Tom at the helm. John Stewart and Hal Jordan are two of DC's most compelling characters, and LANTERNS brings them to life in an original detective story that is a foundational part of the unified DCU we're launching next summer with 'Superman.'"

HBO in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios. LANTERNS is co-written by Chris Mundy, Damon Lindelof and Tom King. The series is executive produced by Mundy, Lindelof and King. Based on the DC comic "Green Lantern."

Satam - 2024-05-28 @ 3:27 pm
13 hours ago, Goldbug said:

Geoff Johns instead of Tom King would be great. I think the Stargirl series was very cool.

Tom King... he hasn't done anything of note yet. I guess he did this which was good ... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15482680/but otherwise we haven't seen how he would handle any movies.

Johns would make more sense on this one than King, but he is only one third of a team of writers creating this show, and the other two guys have done some pretty outstanding stuff on television, especially in the last ten years or so.

Goldbug - 2024-05-28 @ 2:00 am
4 hours ago, SpiderS said:

Damon Lindelof makes me excited, he's good at generating ideas especially when he has other writers to balance him out, as for Tom King I can understand his involvement in Supergirl but Green Lantern not so much, he's very definition of hit and miss. I think this is the only project where Geoff Johns would make sense but only as dedicated lore writer guy, since he pretty much created big part of modern Green Lantern lore, and yes I do realize his faults with Green Lantern movie and Justice League rewrites and WW1984 that's why I give him much more reduced limited role.

Geoff Johns instead of Tom King would be great. I think the Stargirl series was very cool.

Tom King... he hasn't done anything of note yet. I guess he did this which was good ... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15482680/but otherwise we haven't seen how he would handle any movies.

SpiderS - 2024-05-27 @ 9:25 pm

Damon Lindelof makes me excited, he's good at generating ideas especially when he has other writers to balance him out, as for Tom King I can understand his involvement in Supergirl but Green Lantern not so much, he's very definition of hit and miss. I think this is the only project where Geoff Johns would make sense but only as dedicated lore writer guy, since he pretty much created big part of modern Green Lantern lore, and yes I do realize his faults with Green Lantern movie and Justice League rewrites and WW1984 that's why I give him much more reduced limited role.

memocromatico - 2024-05-27 @ 7:21 pm
4 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

They've really not done a great job with the slew of movies out so far. These projects sound very ambitious for Gunn. Might be better to pare this down and just do a few first.

Nothing from the Gunn era has even come out, I think it's gonna work out ok. This is a guy that did a 19 page document describing what GotG had to look and feel like before any production started... and he's not afraid to work and rework and adjust things as they come (example GotG 3, which was in the final draft when he was fired and the story had to be reworked until he was rehired), having all these plans and pieces is just setting the board for him. We'll see how things are really gonna be moving once the first production comes out

Atlantis - 2024-05-27 @ 7:13 pm
27 minutes ago, AvengerK2 said:

Tom King writing? Thats a not interested from me.

They've really not done a great job with the slew of movies out so far. These projects sound very ambitious for Gunn. Might be better to pare this down and just do a few first.

AvengerK2 - 2024-05-27 @ 6:42 pm

Tom King writing? Thats a not interested from me.

Satam - 2024-05-27 @ 6:05 pm
16 hours ago, Outsiders said:

DC Studios co-head James Gunn recently provided an update on Lanterns, the DCU series currently being developed at Max, through his Instagram account. Gunn confirmed the talented writing team working on the series, consisting of Damon Lindelof, Chris Mundy, and Tom King.

Gunn made the official announcement about the Lantern project's commencement in early 2023. At first, the main focus of the series was intended to be on Guy Gardner and Alan Scott, portrayed by Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine, respectively. However, the direction of the project shifted towards highlighting John Stewart, who is not only one of DC's pioneering Black superheroes but also one of the most enduring Green Lanterns.

Sounds like Greg Berlanti is out then. For the best, surely. Lindelof's The Leftovers and Watchmen were absolutely amazing, and Ozark is damn good, too. I'm not even a Green Lantern fan, and I'm excited about this now.

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