The Green Lantern series at HBO Max has found its Guy Gardner in Finn Wittrock.
According to Deadline, American Horror Story: Freak Show vet Finn Wittrock has scored a starring role in HBO Max’s highly anticipated Green Lantern series.
Hailing from producer Greg Berlanti (The CW’s Super Girl, Love, Victor), HBO Max’s Green Lantern series is set to span across several decades, and will tell the story of two Green Lanterns on Earth.
The first is 1941’s Alan Scott— a FBI agent who also happens to be secretly gay. The other is Wittrock’s Guy Gardner of 1984.
Guy Gardner is described as a likable, despite also being a “cocky alpha male.” He also happens to be the “embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism.”
During a presentation at the 2020 TCAs early last year, Berlanti also revealed plans to delve into the Sinestro storyline for the HBO Max Green Lantern series. With that in mind, we’re sure the latest casting news for the series is merely the start of many more exciting casting announcements to come.
Joining Greg Berlanti behind the scenes on the project are Seth Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim, both of whom will serve as writers on the series. Neither Grahame-Smith nor Guggenheim are strangers to the world of superheroes.
Grahame-Smith’s credits include writing the blockbuster hit, The Lego Batman Movie, meanwhile, Guggenheim is likely best knowing for being a co-creator on Arrow.
Guggenheim’s involvement with the HBO Max series also serves as a bit of a full-circle moment for the scribe, who also previously co-wrote the 2011 Green Lantern movie along with Berlanti.
We’ll be excited to find out who will join Finn Wittrock in starring in the coming Green Lantern series at HBO Max!