Green Lanterns TV Series in the Works With Damon Lindelof, Chris Mundy

Damon Lindelof is returning to tv and to superheroes.

The author-producer, one of many co-creators of seminal journey collection Misplaced who later introduced seminal comedian Watchmen to the display as an acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO restricted collection, is a part of the inventive crew behind Lanterns, the DC based-show from DC Studios.

Lanterns, based mostly on the heroes seen within the Inexperienced Lantern comics, shall be bringing status storytelling power behind the scenes. Chris Mundy, the showrunner behind Netflix’s crime collection Ozark, in addition to Eisner-winning and long-time DC comedian writer Tom King spherical out the inventive crew, DC Studios co-head James Gunn introduced on Instagram Saturday.

Gunn welcome Lindelof and Mundy into the DC household and stated the trio had written a “fantastic” pilot script and bible, asserting that the collection is now “placing collectively a crack crew of writers.”

Lanterns is performing as one of many foundational reveals for Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Studios slate. “This performs a extremely massive function in main into the primary story we’re telling throughout movie and TV,” Safran stated in January 2023 when he and Gunn unveiled their preliminary DC plans.

On the time, Safran additionally described the collection as being True Detective-like in tone, “extra of a terrestrial-based investigation story.”

It’s unclear if that also holds although the social media publish accompanied by drawings of heroes Hal Jordan and John Stewart, implying will probably be a two-hander. The True Detective vibe might additionally come from Mundy, who served as an exec producer and author on the most recent Detective season, True Detective: Night time Nation.

After establishing his bona fides with Misplaced, Lindelof co-created The Leftovers, the HBO supernatural drama that explored the ramifications of dropping individuals in a sudden and nice disappearance. The present ran from 2014 to 2017.

He returned to TV in 2019 with Watchmen, which didn’t adapt the long-lasting comedian by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons as a lot because it used it as a backdrop to discover heroism and race relations whereas additionally shining a lightweight on the 1921 Tulsa race bloodbath. The present gained 11 Emmys.