HBO Goes Straight to Series with Lanterns


HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has given a straight-to-series order for Lanterns, based on DC’s Green Lantern.

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.

Chris Mundy (True Detective: Night Country, Ozark) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, 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.

Casey Bloys, chairman and CEO for HBO and Max Content, said: “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, commented: “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 DC Universe we’re launching next summer with Superman.”