Lee Toland Krieger will direct the first two episodes of HBO Max’s upcoming series Green Lantern, according to Deadline. Krieger recently directed the pilot and second episode of The CW’s Superman & Lois and has also directed episodes of Riverdale, You, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Prodigal Son, Deadly Class, and Shadow and Bone, along with the movies December Ends, The Vicious Kind, The Age of Adaline, and Celeste & Jesse Forever.
Green Lantern stars Jeremy Irvine (Treadstone) as Alan Scott, one of the most high-profile gay characters in all of comics, and Emmy nominee Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) as Guy Gardner, one of the many Green Lanterns that will be featured in the upcoming superhero series.
HBO Max’s Green Lantern reinvents the classic DC property through a story spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott (Irvine), and 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner (Wittrock), and half-alien Bree Jarta. They’ll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns — from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes.
Based on the DC characters, Green Lantern comes from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Seth Grahame-Smith, who also executive produce. Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, David Madden, and David Katzenberg also executive produce with Elizabeth Hunter and Sara Saedi co-executive producing.
Green Lantern’s first live-action adaptation was Martin Campbell’s 2011 film where it starred Ryan Reynolds as the titular hero. However, the film was poorly received by critics and fans and was a box-office failure after only bringing in just $220 million worldwide on a $200 million budget.