This week, WarnerMedia officially entered the streaming wars, as they announced the release date and price point for HBO Max on Tuesday night at its investors days on the Warner Bros. lot.
In addition to announcing their back catalog — which will include Friends, South Park, Rick & Morty, The Big Bang Theory, DC Comics movies, and more — Warner also announced the original programs that are under production, including a Green Lantern series from Arrow-verse showrunner Greg Berlanti. At this time, no further details about the series have been disclosed.
In addition to the Green Lantern series, Berlanti will also be helming Strange Adventures, which has been described as a “DC superhero anthology that will feature characters from across the DC canon,” according to Variety.
“Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television. 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,” showrunner Greg Berlanti said in a statement.
The upcoming Green Lantern series will actually mark Berlanti’s second stab at the property, as he also co-wrote the 2011 Ryan Reynolds-starring flop Green Lantern.
With the announcement of Green Lantern and Strange Adventures, Berlanti now has 21 live-action scripted originals across seven different television outlets: The CW’s Katy Keene, Batwoman, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, Riverdale and All American; Fox’s Prodigal Son; NBC’s Blindspot; CBS’ God Friended Me; DC Universe’s Titans, Doom Patrol and Stargirl; Netflix’s You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Girls on the Bus; and HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, Green Lantern, Strange Adventures and the docuseries Equal.
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