Guy Gardner fans, rejoice! According to Deadline, Finn Wittrock will star in HBO Max’s upcoming ‘Green Lantern’ series. Wittrock, known for his roles in American Horror Story and American Crime Story will headline the show as the ever-loveable Green Lantern, Guy Gardner.
The Green Lantern show, written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Seth Grahame-Smith, will shine a fresh look on the beloved DC property. The series will begin 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. Other characters will include a variety of other Lanterns, both new and old. Wittrock’s Guy Gardner is described as:
A hulking mass of masculinity, and, as rendered in the comics, an embodiment of 1980s hyper-patriotism. Typical to Guy Gardner, he will also, somehow, still be likeable.
Wittrock joins the Berlanti TV Universe after earning two Emmy nominations for his roles in American Horror Story and American Crime Story. He can also be seen in films such as Unbroken (2014) and The Big Short (2015). Most recently, he will star in films A Mouthful of Air (2021) and Deep Water (2022).
Berlanti, Guggenheim and Grahame-Smith will executive produce Green Lantern with Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter, David Madden and David Katzenberg. Elizabeth Hunter and Sara Saedi will co-executive produce.