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Lanterns Given the Green Light by HBO

HBO, in association with Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, has given an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for Lanterns, a new drama series based on the iconic DC title.

Emmy-nominee Chris Mundy (HBO’s True Detective: Night Country, Ozark) will serve as showrunner and executive producer.

Lanterns Given the Green Light by HBO

Emmy-winner Damon Lindelof (HBO’s Watchmen and The Leftovers) and Eisner Award winner Tom King (Mister Miracle, Supergirl) will co-write the new series with Mundy. Lindelof and King will also serve as executive producers.

The series follows recruit John Stewart and Lantern legend Hal Jordan, two intergalactic cops drawn into a dark, earth-based mystery as they investigate a murder in the American heartland.

“We are elated to be reuniting with both Chris Mundy and Damon Lindelof as they partner with Tom for this fresh take on DC’s Green Lantern,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content.

“As part of James and Peter’s vision for the DC Universe, this first new live-action series will mark an exciting new era.”

“We’re thrilled to bring this seminal DC title to HBO with Chris, Damon, and Tom at the helm,” said James Gunn and Peter Safran, Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs of DC Studios.

“John Stewart and Hal Jordan are two of DC’s most compelling characters, and Lanterns brings them to life in an original detective story that is a foundational part of the unified DCU we’re launching next summer with Superman.”