DC never drops the ball when it comes to superhero TV shows, and the comic giant is back with another epic series called “Green Lantern.” Note, this is entirely different from the previous “Green Lantern” film (2011), which starred Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan and Blake Lively as Carol Ferris. 

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Interested in the new “Green Lantern” series? Here’s what you can expect regarding the cast and characters and the show’s release date.

When Will the New “Green Lantern” TV Series Premiere?

At this moment, there’s not much right now about when the “Green Lantern” TV series will premiere. The most recent report on the release date was when “Green Lantern” showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith hinted the show might take a little longer before its release because they’re working to make it worth the viewing time. If Seth’s statement suggests anything, it’s that the show may not be out anytime soon. The series seems to be in pre-production currently. Realistically, you can expect at least a 2022 release date or later.

Where Can You Watch the New “Green Lantern” Series?

HBO Max seems to have become the new home for all of DC’s recent and upcoming TV shows and movies. Thus, when Green Lantern begins to air, it’ll be available on the HBO Max streaming service.

Who Are the Main Cast and Characters of the New “Green Lantern” Series?

As the world waits for the new “Green Lantern” series, let’s introduce you to the casts and characters you should expect to see. So far, only two actors have been confirmed for the upcoming HBO Max series, and they are:

Finn Wittrock as Guy Gardner

Finn joins the DC Universe in what is his first superhero role — possibly, one of his most significant roles as an actor. He will play the role of Guy Gardner. Guy Gardner is definitely not a new character in the DC Universe. This superhero character’s first appearance was in 1968. We last heard of him in the 1990s when CBS attempted a “Justice League” TV show, widely reported today as an epic failure. In the upcoming “Green Lantern” series, HBO Max describes Guy Gardner as “a hulking mass of masculinity” while also representing “an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism.”

Finn is, no doubt, a fit for this big project, having featured in similar big roles. In one of his earliest works, Finn played the role of Damon Miller in “All My Children.” He has also been a major face in FX’s “American Horror Story,” where he has featured in different roles, one of which earned him an Emmy nomination. With his reputation, you can be sure Green Lantern has one of the best actors in the books already. 

Jeremy Irvine as Alan Scott

Actor Jeremy Irvine officially confirmed in an Instagram post that he’d be playing the role of Alan Scott in the new “Green Lantern” series. The post reads, “Very excited to be joining the DC Universe!! Can’t wait to get started.”

Alan is a major member of the Justice Society of America — now known as the Justice League of America. This character made his first appearance in 1940 in the All-American Comics No. 16 and has evolved over the years. The most recent of this evolution was when the superhero became established as a gay character. The new “Green Lantern” series will probably portray the character as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Irvine is certainly not a novice when it comes to films and TV shows. He was a central figure in “Treadstone,” played the lead role in “War Horse” (a “Best Motion Picture” Oscar nominee), and a supporting role in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” 

Other Key Green Lantern Characters

While there’s no official announcement yet on other actors involved in the new “Green Lantern” TV series, the show may feature other key “Green Lantern” characters, including:

  • Simon Baz: Simon is a Lebanese-American character who’s a new addition to the Green Lantern Corps. Both Simon and Jessica Cruz have a strong partnership in the Green Lantern comics, and we might just expect things to stay the same way in the upcoming series.
  • Jessica Cruz: Jessica has a very unique origin. Besides the fact that she’s a recent Green Lantern Corps recruit, she is also the first female Green Lantern from Earth. Jessica made her first appearance in Green Lantern No. 20 in a cameo role. In just a few years of becoming a Green Lantern, Jessica has become a very powerful hero in the DC Universe. She might grace the screen alongside other Green Lanterns in this upcoming series.
  • Kilowog: Fan-favorite Kilowog will likely also grace the screen in the new “Green Lantern” series. Kilowog is a non-human superhero, widely known as the trainer of every Green Lantern recruit. He’s also a supporting player in the Green Lantern mythology.

Who Are the Villains in the New “Green Lantern” Series?

While we don’t know much about the villains in the new “Green Lantern” series, one villain has reportedly been cast.


Former Green Lantern Corps member Sinestro is one known supervillain we will probably see in the new “Green Lantern” series. Sinestro is a non-human character who made his debut in 1961 as the archenemy of Hal Jordan. Before becoming a villain, he was a former member of the Green Lantern but was dishonorably discharged due to his abuse of power. Having been discharged, Sinestro sets up what is known as the Sinestro Corps — or the Yellow Lantern Corps. There is every likelihood that the new “Green Lantern” series will follow this narrative, too. 

This character will likely be played by Tobias Menzies. Tobias is best known for his roles in “Game of Thrones” (as Edmure Tully), “The Crown” (as Prince Philip), and “Outlander” (as Frank and Jack Randall). He has played both hero and villain across his career, so he might just be the best fit for the Sinestro character.

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Heather Reinblatt

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