Production Updates for DCU’s ‘Lanterns’ Reveal Chris Mundy as the Showrunner

Production Updates for DCUs ‘Lanterns Reveal Chris Mundy as the Showrunner

Following the release of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ DCEU was officially concluded and Gunn’s and Safran’s DCU officially took over as the primary cinematic universe for DC characters. Now we do know that plenty of projects are in development as a part of Chapter 1: Gods & Monsters, and one of the most notable ones is a live-action show focusing on Green Lanterns aptly titled ‘Lanterns.’

Geoff Johns originally had a script for a Green Lantern Corps film set in the DCEU, scheduled for release by the end of 2019. However, plans shifted when it was announced in April 2020 that Johns would produce a Green Lantern Corps series for HBO Max, suggesting a change in direction. Efforts have been made to distance the series from the CW’s Arrowverse, possibly to appeal to those disinterested in the Arrowverse’s lower-budget productions.

The series, slated for release in 2021, saw Seth Grahame-Smith take over as showrunner in October 2020, with Geoff Johns’ involvement diminishing. The series was set to consist of ten episodes, with Grahame-Smith and Marc Guggenheim as writers, and produced by Berlanti Productions. Confirmed characters included Guy Gardner, Jessica Cruz, Simon Baz, Alan Scott, Sinestro, and Kilowog.

The show saw a major overhaul when it was decided that it would be reworked to fit in with the upcoming DCU. Currently ‘Lanterns’ is being produced by Gunn and Safran alongside Damon Lindelof and according to the most recent production listings Chris Mundy is set as the showrunner. Mundy’s impressive resume so far includes ‘Ozark,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Low Winter Sun,’ and the most recent season of ‘True Detective.’


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Not much is known about the show except for the fact that it will be a cosmic detective story. Three notable Green Lanterns will be appearing in the show, Hal Jordan, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner, with only Nathan Filion being confirmed to play Guy Gardner.

This will be Fillion’s second appearance in the DCU, as his first appearance as Guy Gardner will be in the upcoming ‘Superman: Legacy.’

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