HBO Max’s live-action Green Lantern series will no longer follow openly gay hero Alan Scott. Back in 2020, Arrowverse creator Greg Berlanti announced the highly anticipated show during the HBO Max WarnerMedia Day in 2019.
At the time, the Riverdale producer said the show would be “unlike anything seen on television.” The following year, HBO Max’s Head of Original Content, Sarah Aubrey, said that the 10-episode series would take place over a “span of several decades” and follow the adventures of an array of Green Lanterns, including Guy Gardner and Alan Scott In April 2021, Variety announced that American Horror Story star Finn Wittrock secured the role of Gardner – which he later confirmed on Instagram. “Beyond excited to join the Green Lantern universe as Guy Gardner.
Coming to HBO Max in the not-too-distant future,” he wrote. The following month, reports revealed that British actor Jeremy Irvine joined the series as Scott – who was set to be reimagined as a closeted federal agent from 1941.
However despite numerous development updates, it now looks like the series is headed down a different path. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will no longer feature Scott and Gardner in lead roles and will instead follow another Green Lantern, John Stewart.