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Berlanti's Green Lantern Series is Still Happening, But It's Being Completely Reworked
By LEX BRISCUSO
HBO Max's "Green Lantern" is now being completely reworked despite being in development since late 2019. The DC series is shifting the show’s focus to John Stewart, one of the comic brand's first Black superheroes. Showrunner and writer Seth Grahame-Smith has also departed the series after finishing a full season's worth of scripts for eight episodes.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti and his team originally intended for the focus to be on openly gay superhero Alan Scott. However, with Walter Hamada out as the head of the DCU, a decision was reportedly made to start over and completely retool the show.
Berlanti (who also co-wrote the 2011 film about the hero starring Ryan Reynolds) is the only original team member still attached to the series. It remains to be seen if this new direction for the show will be its final switch-up, or if there will be more surprises in the world of this DCU property.