HBO Max has cast it’s Green Lantern for the upcoming series based on the DC characters, from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story) has been cast to star as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern.
Written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Seth Grahame-Smith, Green Lantern reinvents the classic DC property through a story spanning decades and galaxies, beginning on Earth in 1941 with the very first Green Lantern, secretly gay FBI agent Alan Scott, and 1984, with cocky alpha male Guy Gardner (Wittrock) and half-alien Bree Jarta. They’ll be joined by a multitude of other Lanterns — from comic book favorites to never-before-seen heroes. Wittrock’s Guy Gardner/Green Lantern is described a hulking mass of masculinity, and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism.
Wittrock has earned two Emmy nominations, for American Horror Story: Freak Show and for Versace: American Crime Story. He is joining the Berlanti TV universe after working exclusively in series for the past seven years with another mega TV producer, Ryan Murphy. Wittrock has done multiple installments of AHS, including the upcoming 10th season.