James Gunn Reveals ‘Green Lantern’ Writing Team

The DC Studios Co-Chief broke the news on Saturday


Damon Lindelof, best known for creating television shows Lost and Watchmen, Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy and acclaimed comic book writer Tom King are set to be the writing team for Lanterns, the DC Studios television centered around the Green Lantern Corps, Gunn said on social media on Saturday.

“Yes, it’s true. The Lanterns DCU series is putting together a crack team of writers, based on a wonderful pilot script and bible by Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof,” Gunn said. “A hearty welcome to Chris and @damonlindelof as they join the DC Studios family (no welcome necessary for old @tomking_tk, who has been here nearly since inception).”

At the 2023 DC Studios slate presentation, DC Studios co-heads James Gunn and Peter Safran revealed that Lanterns is set to revolve around Hal Jordan and John Stewart, with the two comparing the series to the Emmy-winning HBO crime drama True Detective.

“Lanterns is a huge HBO-quality TV event,” the DC Studios heads said during the DC Universe presentation at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. “It’s already in development. Our vision for this is very much in the vein of True Detective. It’s terrestrial based. It’s got two of our favorite Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart, starring in a True Detective-type mystery and it plays a really big role leading into the main story that we’re telling across [the DC Universe]. This is a very important show for us.”

Arrowverse producer Greg Berlanti was previously involved with the live-action Green Lantern series in 2019, prior to the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger. Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine were set to star in Greg Berlantin’s Green Lantern series, with Seth Grahame-Smith writing it for HBO Max.

The producers behind the series then started from scratch to focus on John Stewart before it got overhauled for the third time for the DC Universe. Nathan Fillion was cast as Guy Gardner for Gunn’s Superman which is currently halfway through shooting.

Rick Lemoine

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