Green Lantern and Adam Strange are coming to HBO Max!
Today, WarnerMedia hosted its official unveiling of its anticipated streaming service, HBO Max. During the presentation, DC Comics became the topic of conversation, with the studio announcing its first original comics-based projects for the streamer.
Greg Berlanti, best known for spearheading DC’s CW corner, the Arrowverse, will develop a Green Lantern series, as well as Strange Adventures, featuring Adam Strange.
Strange Adventures is described as a DC super hero anthology that will feature characters from across the DC canon. The one-hour drama will explore close-ended stories about the intersecting lives of ordinary humans and superhumans. News on Green Lantern is being kept under wraps for now.
“Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” said Berlanti. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”
Insiders say that Strange Adventures was originally in development at DC Universe, but has since moved to HBO Max. The DC Universe streaming service may not even be running for much longer, as rumours suggest that it will be swallowed by HBO Max.
Green Lantern was originally set to appear in a 2020 solo film in the DCEU. In January 2016, it was reported that David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes would be writing the film’s script and will also produce the film, with Geoff Johns and Jon Berg as executive producers. Any talk of the film has since gone silent, with no further updates since.
In addition to the Arrowverse, Berlanti currently executive produces the DCU shows Titans and Doom Patrol as well as the upcoming series Stargirl.