Jeremy Irvine To Play Alan Scott In HBO Max’s ‘Green Lantern’ Series

As Warner Bros. looks to expand their slate of DC Comics projects, Green Lantern is front and center. We know the emerald superhero will have a Green Lantern Corps movie at some point, but there’s also an HBO Max series that already has Finn Wittrock set to play the greatest Lantern of all, Guy Gardner. And now, he’s getting some Golden Age back-up.

Deadline confirms an earlier rumor from The Illuminerdi that War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine will play Alan Scott in Green Lantern. Scott is recognized as the first human to rock the power ring, wielding it as a secretly gay FBI agent in the 1940s.

The series will focus on multiple Green Lanterns over the span of decades, including the 1980s with hyper-masculine Gardner and the half-human/half-alien Bree Jarta, who has yet to be cast.

Green Lantern will have Seth Grahame-Smith as showrunner and writer alongside Marc Guggenheim. Greg Berlanti is on board as a producer, although this series is not part of his Arrowverse line of shows.

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