In a torrent of news pertaining to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming May 2020 bid for the streaming market, DC has come forward with two series for the service: One based on the Green Lantern, as well as Strange Adventures, the pulp sci-fi series starring Adam Strange.
DC television producer extraordinaire Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) made a statement regarding the upcoming series, calling them “unlike anything seen on television.”
“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 series will be co-produced by Berlanti Production and Warner Bros Television, with Strange Adventures featuring John Stephens as showrunner.
With a Strange Adventures comic series coming writer Tom King and artists Mitch Gerads and Doc Shaner, the HBO series makes a lot of sense. Though unconfirmed, King’s recent posts on Twitter might be indicative of his involvement in the writing for the Strange Adventures TV series.
Taking my longest break from writing comics since 2015. Doing TV and movie stuff, which is fun. But I miss comics.
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) October 29, 2019
We can assume the “movie” work King references to be his co-writing with Ava DuVernay on the New Gods film. King’s involvement with the HBO series is speculation, and not to be taken as fact until confirmed.
With HBO Max gaining strength by the day, it’s interesting to see such high-profile comic book projects find homes here, rather than DC Universe–the comic titan’s own exclusive streaming service.
Stay tuned for more on the Green Lantern series and Strange Adventures.