With Disney+ ready to launch in a few days and Apple TV+ also having showcased some of their series, it’s about time that WarnerMedia gives us some insight on what they are going to be offering on their streaming platform HBO Max next spring.
During WarnerMedia’s presentation today, the announcement was made that Greg Berlanti is developing two DC Comics projects for HBO Max. He is set to serve as an executive producer on a series adaptation of Strange Adventures as well as a Green Lantern series according to Variety. Both of these series are said to be expected to go to series.
Strange Adventures is being described as a super hero anthology that will feature characters from all over the DC canon. The episodes will be hour long dramas that will look at close ended stories about the lives between people with and without special abilities. As for the Green Lantern series, the details for that are currently being kept under wraps.
Berlanti commented on this announcement, “Both of these original DC properties we’ll be creating for HBO Max will be unlike anything seen on television,” said Berlanti. “An anthology series of cautionary tales set in a world where superpowers exist, and, in what promises to be our biggest DC show ever made, we will be going to space with a Green Lantern television series, but I can’t reveal any more about that just yet.”
Both Strange Adventures and the Green Lantern Series are being produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. For Strange Adventures, John Stephans will serve as writer and showrunner. Berlanti will executive produce along with Sarah Schechter and Stephens. Charlie Huston will co-executive produce. Brigitte Hales will produce with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds as consulting producer.
It’s exciting to hear that we are finally getting live action Green Lanterns, which we really haven’t seen since Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern back in 2011 (no that brief appearance in Justice League does not count). With Berlanti commenting that they will be in space, does this mean we will get the Red Lantern Corps as well? Or the Yellow Lanterns? I also think that the Strange Adventures series will give us the opportunity to see more obscure characters that we aren’t used to seeing on the big or small screen. Someone maybe like an Orion from New Genesis or maybe even a Blue Beetle? The possibilities are endless.
The question that is now raised with this announcement is, what happens with the DC Universe streaming service? Berlanti is currently the executive producer on the DCU original shows Titans and Doom Patrol as well as the upcoming Stargirl. What is interesting is that it has already been announced that Doom Patrol‘s second season would be available on HBO Max and that first season of Batwoman would also be on there as well. I doubt that WarnerMedia would want two streaming services with different DC content. So could this be the beginning of the end for DC Universe’s streaming service? Could it possibly become a DC comic book reader?
Let us know your thoughts on the announcement of the two series as well as what you think will happen to DC Universe down below!
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