'Green Lantern' TV series: Greg Berlanti's DC-comics inspired series and 'Strange Adventures' ordered by HBO Max
Greg Berlanti will produce the DC Comics-inspired shows for HBO Max. HBO Max is set to have plenty of DC-related content, from the live-action movies, to a new comedy titled 'DC Superhero High.'
It’s a good day to be a DC fan. Greg Berlanti, best known for his prolific work as a producer on The CW’s Arrowverse shows, has two new shows inspired by DC Comics characters set to come on HBO Max: A new ‘Green Lantern’ series, and an anthology series starring Adam Strange called ‘Strange Adventures.’ The shows bring Berlanti’s prodigious body of live-action TV show count to 21, spread across seven networks.
"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."
This will not be Berlanti’s first work on the Green Lantern character - he was the co-writer and co-producer on the infamous ‘Green Lantern’ movie starring Ryan Reynolds back in 2011.
‘Strange Adventures’ is a classic DC comic series that began in 1950 and featured science fiction anthology stories. The show will revolve around Adam Strange, “an archaeologist-turned-intergalactic-hero when he's zeta-beamed to planet Rann.” Each hour-long episode will, according to the Hollywood Reporter, “explore close-ended morality tales about the intersecting lives of mortals and superhumans.” An anthology series is the perfect platform to introduce a whole slew of DC Comics characters to live-action who might not otherwise get their chance to shine.
This news comes as part of a series of announcements from HBO as they announced the release date and details for streaming service HBO Max, in what has been tagged WarnerMediaDay. The Berlanti-produced series are not the only DC-related news to come from HBO Max. The streaming service also announced that all recent live-action DC movies will be made available, as well as every Superman and Batman film from the last 40 years.
Bizarrely heartwarming series ‘Doom Patrol’ has been confirmed for a second season, as well.
Teen comedy but with *literal* heroes and villains = DC Superhero High. This series from producer @ElizabethBanks imagines life in high school for some of our favorite superheroes.— HBO Max (@hbomax) October 30, 2019
A brand new series, helmed by Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae and Mindy Kaling, entitled ‘DC Superhero High’ will be another DC show added to HBO Max. The show will be a half-hour comedy, and, according to Deadline, focuses on teenagers “just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC superheroes.”
HBO Max will launch in May 2020.