HBO Max’s upcoming Green Lantern series has made its first casting announcement. Finn Wittrock, known for American Horror Story and Ratched, has landed the role of Green Lantern Guy Gardner.
In the comics, Guy was introduced as a macho, devout patriot who pushed people’s buttons, but he has evolved into a more complex, likeable figure. He has been a back up to fellow Green Lantern Hal Jordan and has grown into an important member of the Green Lantern Corps. During the Blackest Night event he was temporarily transformed into a Red Lantern after Kyle Rayner was killed.
Wittrock has been very busy over the last ten years, starring in All My Children, The Big Short, La La Land, American Crime Story, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Judy, among several other roles.
The Green Lantern series will also include the first Green Lantern Alan Scott, Sector 2814’s first female Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, the half-alien Bree Jarta, and the first Middle Eastern-American Lantern Simon Baz.
The 10-episode first season will take place in various time periods, seeing Alan Scott in 1941 and Guy and Bree in 1984. The Arrowverse’s Greg Berlanti is writing and executive producing with Marc Guggenheim and showrunner Seth Grahame-Smith. The executive producing team also includes Sarah Schechter, Geoff Johns, David Madden, Elizabeth Hunter, David Katzenberg, and Sara Saedi.