HBO announces Original Drama Series LANTERNS, based on DC’s ‘Green Lantern’

HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for the HBO Original Drama Series, LANTERNS, based on the iconic DC title, 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.

Emmy®-nominee Chris Mundy (HBO’s “True Detective: Night Country,” “Ozark”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Emmy®-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.

Speaking on the Lanterns HBO announcement, Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, 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.

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