HBO Max’s Green Lantern series, written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith, will reinvent the classic comic book and tell a storey “spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and ending in 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner and half-alien Bree Jarta.” They will be joined by a slew of other Lanterns, ranging from comic book favourites to never-before-seen characters.”
Finn Wittrock, who will play Guy Gardner, a Green Lantern described as a “hulking mass of masculinity and the embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism,” will be one of the series’ stars. Wittrock teased in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the Green Lantern series will not be your typical superhero storey.
It is really cool how sprawling a storyline it is. It’s pretty epic. It spans time and space and has something for everyone. It’s not your average superhero story.
Finn Wittrock added that he believes the Green Lantern series will “pleasantly surprise” fans. In terms of his character, Wittrock acknowledges that Guy Gardner is a “polarising figure,” but he also has a “heart of gold.” Jeremy Irvine will also appear in the series as Alan Scott, a closet gay FBI agent living on Earth in 1941. Production is set to begin late this year or early in 2022, and Finn Wittrock says that, unlike the 2011 film, expanding the storey into a series will allow them the time and space to “really explore a lot of it on a big scale.” I believe it will be a different animal.“