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Green Lantern HBO Max show finds its Guy Gardner in Finn Wittrock

The show will span several Green Lanterns

Guy Gardner holding his Green Lantern bat in DC Comics Image: DC Comics
Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

HBO Max’s Green Lantern series has found its star in Finn Wittrock, Deadline reported Friday. The American Horror Story star will play Guy Gardner in the upcoming series — though he won’t be the only Green Lantern in play.

From Berlanti Productions, the studio behind the CW’s Arrowverse, the Green Lantern series will reinvent the DC hero in a story “spanning decades and galaxies.” It starts off with the first ever Green Lantern in 1941, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and then moves to 1984 with Guy Gardner and half-alien Bree Jatra. There will be other Lanterns — not just from the comics, but also some original to the show.

Gardner is a cocky, macho alpha male — a surprising choice to lead the series, when more traditionally heroic Green Lantern counterparts such as Hal Jordan and John Stewart exist.

Green Lantern will be written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith. The show is set to be 10 hour-long episodes. There is no release date just yet, but it will join a rich slate of DC shows on HBO Max that includes Doom Patrol, Titans, and the animated Harley Quinn series.