‘Green Lantern’ HBO Max Series Being Redeveloped (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter

HBO Max is the longest Green sky TV shows are changing.

The game that was created from the end of 2019 is about John Stewart, one of the first black superheroes of DC. The series, from exec producer Greg Berlanti, originally revolved around Guy Gardner and Alan Scott and previously cast Finn Wittrock (Ratched) and Jeremy Irvine (Stone cutting) as green lights.

As part of the renewal, writer and showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith left the series after completing the script for a full season of eight seasons. According to sources, Grahame-Smith, who signed on as a writer and presenter a year later Green sky It was announced that he chose to leave the project after some government changes at HBO Max, its parent company, producers Warner Bros. Television is now DC Comics.

The decision is to look again Green sky It could be a pivotal moment for DC. According to sources, John Stewart’s character is off the table as the producers envision the show focusing on the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, and Guy Gardner and a “lot of other Lanterns.” – from favorite books and not at all. – previously known heroes. With the exit of DC Comics chief Walter Hamada, it was decided to start again and build the show around John Stewart, the character known first introduced in the 1970s and modeled after Sidney Poitier. It should be noted that the Green sky It’s no coincidence that this week’s news that James Gunn and Peter Safran have been tapped to direct film, TV and animation at DC Studios in a role similar to what Kevin Feige is doing at Marvel. (Gunn and Safran don’t start their new jobs until Nov. 1.)

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In the first incarnation, only Berlanti and his Warner Bros. Green sky. (Executive producer Marc Guggenheim, who was originally slated to co-write the pilot with Grahame-Smith, didn’t join the show before it was remade.)

When HBO Max announced plans for Green sky in October 2019, Berlanti described it as the “biggest DC show ever,” with plans for the series to go on air. Insiders said at the time that it was the highest-grossing DC show ever made and easily the biggest for HBO Max with an estimated budget of around $120 million. (House of the Dragon, by comparison, it’s less than $200 million.)

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The show’s budget is expected to be significantly lower going forward as HBO Max, under David Zaslav’s Warner Bros. Discovery partnership, focuses on expanding its franchises. equal value. As part of the move to find an estimated $ 3 billion in stock, Zaslav and his division leaders released several projects with Berlanti’s design. Other Conditions anthology for HBO Max, JJ Abrams’ HBO debut Demimonde and it is already closed Batgirl feature film. (For the Demimonde, (HBO is said to have rejected Abrams’ request for a budget north of $200 million.)

WBD said in an SEC filing this week that it expects to take $2 billion to $2.5 billion in tax filings related to the information. Eight have already been eliminated Green sky It is expected that the documents will be included in those tax returns, although sources maintain that Grahame-Smith was not the manufacturer that was responsible for the original creation of the report but its price.

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Wittrock and Irvine, none were registered Green sky. Sources say Berlanti Productions is keen to work with both producers when and if the project moves forward, which is currently at script-to-series. In spring 2021, when Wittrock and Irvine were cast, the show was moving quickly and began shooting that year. The project is currently in a development path, more HBO-like, under Bloys and Warner Bros. TV topper Channing Dungey. A new logline for the series has not been decided as the project has returned to early development.

Reps for HBO Max, Warners, Berlanti Productions and Grahame-Smith declined to comment.

HBO Max is Berlanti’s second take on the world of Green Lantern. He previously wrote the screenplay (alongside Michael Green, Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg) for the 2011 DC-produced Ryan Reynolds starrer. That film was met with negative reviews and was considered a flop. It earned $219 million from a budget of $200 million.


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