Greg Berlanti’s Green Lantern series for HBO Max is undergoing a major redevelopment as it loses its writer and cast.
According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Berlanti’s Green Lantern series has lost Seth Grahame-Smith as its writer despite having finished eight scripts. In addition to that news, Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine have been released from the roles of Guy Gardner and Alan Scott respectively. There may be a chance for them to be resigned following the reworking of the series.
Reportedly, the character of John Stewart was off the table for the potential series when it was first envisioned. With the recent change in leadership following Walter Hamada’s departure, the character is now in play again and the series will now focus on him.
The series has been in development since 2019, and it is now starting over. The only parts reaming are executive producer Greg Berlanti and his Berlanti Productions. At the time of its original announcement, it was envisioned as the most expensive DC TV project to date with an estimated budget of $120 million. It is now said that the studio is aiming for a far lower budget under directives from Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.
No new head writer has been announced as of yet, but it looks as though the series will be some ways off now.